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When you are on dialysis can you skip a day of treatment?

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Not advised

Normal kidneys filter the blood every second.
Patients on dialysis are filtered for 4 hours three times a week. Missing a treatment is not in your interests. Patients are at risk for volume overload and hyperkalemia if they go 5 days without dialysis.

In brief: Not advised

Normal kidneys filter the blood every second.
Patients on dialysis are filtered for 4 hours three times a week. Missing a treatment is not in your interests. Patients are at risk for volume overload and hyperkalemia if they go 5 days without dialysis.
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
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