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What are the disadvantages of hemodialysis at a dialysis center?

There are a number of disadvantages to hemodialysis at a dialysis center:
  • Treatment day and times are scheduled by the center.
  • You must travel to the center at least three times weekly.
  • Other people are doing dialysis at the same time, so you have less privacy.
  • Loved ones may worry if they can't be with you during treatment.
  • There may be rules against eating and drinking while on dialysis.

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