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 be alleviated or lessened through a special diet. This usually means foods low in salt, protein, and potassium. Ask your doctor to refer you to a dietician, who will help design a special diet.
- Q How does my child's diet need to change before dialysis?
- Q What can I do if I have nausea and vomiting when on dialysis?
- Q How long will I live if I stop dialysis?
- Q Will dialysis restrict my normal activities?
- Q Are there any serious complications from dialysis?
- Q What can I do if I have restless leg syndrome when on dialysis?