- Q What is the safest exercise for someone with peritoneal dialysis?
Joanie Barrett - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessExercise can be beneficial for someone undergoing peritoneal dialysis. The first step is to obtain a medical clearance from your medical team. Your doctors may have recommendations on types of exercise. Most exercise can be done... Full Answer
- Q How does dialysis affect what I drink?
Dialysis can help you overcome kidney failure and greatly improve your health. However, you will need to be aware of some new dietary restrictions once you decide to undergo dialysis. Excessive fluids, for example, are a serious concern during dialysis.... Full Answer
- Q Is dialysis a common treatment for kidney failure?
If you have been diagnosed with kidney failure, you are among the 23 million Americans aged 20 years and older with this disease. Over half million people with kidney failure have an advanced form of this condition, also referred to as end-stage renal... Full Answer
- Q Are there any serious complications from dialysis?
Serious complications can develop from dialysis, especially if your treatment plan is not followed correctly or if your symptoms are not monitored carefully. For example, healthy kidneys can filter substances, such as protein, better than dialysis can. A... Full Answer
- Q Do children receive the same dialysis treatment as adults?
If children experience advanced kidney failure, they face the same treatment options as adults: dialysis or kidney transplant. If dialysis is chosen, they receive either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. In hemodialysis, a machine draws blood from the... Full Answer
- Q Are there any alternatives to dialysis?
Dialysis is a treatment for advanced kidney failure, which can be fatal if left untreated. When kidney failure is in an advanced stage, the only other treatment option is kidney transplant. However, certain complications caused by kidney failure can also... Full Answer
- Q Will I need to take any medications during dialysis?
Dialysis treats kidney failure. If your doctor has prescribed dialysis, they may also recommend several different types of medications to help manage the complications of this condition. Therefore, you may need to take medication to control high blood... Full Answer