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What should I do while waiting for a kidney donor?

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Kidney donor

You should continue to take good care of yourself.
If the degree of renal failure is such that you are on dialysis, continue with your scheduled dialysis. Work on improving your health as much as possible (weight loss, exercise, etc), so that the surgery will go as well as possible.

In brief: Kidney donor

You should continue to take good care of yourself.
If the degree of renal failure is such that you are on dialysis, continue with your scheduled dialysis. Work on improving your health as much as possible (weight loss, exercise, etc), so that the surgery will go as well as possible.
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dialysis

If you need a donor kidney, it means your own kidneys are not working adequately.
Your kidneys work to eliminate excess water, electrolytes, and toxins from your body. If you have kidney failure, you can opt for dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) or a kidney transplant. Most will enjoy a better quality of life and longer life with a transplanted kidney.

In brief: Dialysis

If you need a donor kidney, it means your own kidneys are not working adequately.
Your kidneys work to eliminate excess water, electrolytes, and toxins from your body. If you have kidney failure, you can opt for dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) or a kidney transplant. Most will enjoy a better quality of life and longer life with a transplanted kidney.
Dr. W. James Chon
Dr. W. James Chon
Thank
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