Hemodialysis: What You Need to Know

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Hemodialysis: What You Need to Know
What You Need to Know
When will I need to start treatment?
What does dialysis do to keep me healthy?
Remove waste, salt and extra water to prevent them from building up in your blood
Keep a safe level of certain chemicals in your blood
Help to regulate blood pressure
How does hemodialysis work?
How does the dialyzer clean my blood?
Where is hemodialysis done?
How long will each hemodialysis treatment last?
How much your own kidneys are working
How much fluid weight you gain between treatments
How much you weigh
How much waste you have in your blood
How do I know if I am getting the right amount of dialysis?
Know your delivered dose of dialysis
your access is working well.
your dialyzer is working well.
your blood flow and the flow rate of the dialysate fluid (cleansing fluid)
are not too slow during dialysis.
your blood samples are taken correctly.
you can help to ensure that you receive enough treatment by:
arriving on time and staying for the full treatment.
Keeping all your treatment appointments
Can I have hemodialysis at home?
Protect your remaining kidney function
Can dialysis cure my kidney disease?
Stay comfortable on dialysis
I have heard I might have to reuse my dialyzer each treatment. Is this safe?
Will I need to follow a special diet?
What insurance coverage is available for dialysis?
Keep sodium under control
Will dialysis change my lifestyle?
Can people on dialysis travel?
Can people on dialysis continue to work?
What help is available to me and my family?
Improve your quality of life
Understanding your lab values
Kt/V and URR
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
Albumin and normalized protein nitrogen appearance (nPNA)
Transferrin saturation (TSAT) and serum ferritin
Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Calcium and phosphorus Potassium
Target weight (or dry weight)
Average daily weight gain
Pre-dialysis and post-dialysis blood pressure

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