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By Lawrence E. Stam

No matter if you're a newly clinically determined sufferer with power kidney sickness, or have a chum or relative present process kidney dialysis, this ebook deals aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Kidney Dialysis supplies authoritative, sensible solutions for your questions on kidney dialysis, together with instruction, food, problems, and keeping a fit way of life. Insider assistance and recommendation are given from either physicians and genuine sufferers making this e-book is a useful source for the 20 million americans dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this affliction.

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All these thoughts and feelings are perfectly normal. It is important to express these thoughts to the dialysis staff as well as your physician. They are specially trained to support people beginning dialysis. Remember, they have seen hundreds of people begin and cope with dialysis. You are beginning dialysis for the first time. One of my patients, who I will call George, suffers from congenital deafness. QXD 6/15/09 1:56 PM Page 36 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT KIDNEY DIALYSIS treatments at age 50.

Patients on home hemodialysis can also vary the time of their treatments to fit their schedule. Home dialysis is often a good choice for people with busy careers who may have to adjust their schedules. Most long-time survivors on dialysis have certain characteristics. First, they accept the need for their treatments both intellectually and emotionally. They participate in the planning of their treatments and understand the factors that result in a successful treatment. These long-term survivors take the necessary steps to ensure that they receive a better treatment and resist the temptation to cut their treatment.

If you stick yourself with a used needle, again immediately wash the needle stick site with soap and water. Report the needle stick to your doctor or to your family member’s doctor. They can counsel you and your family member to determine if special tests for HIV or hepatitis are needed. Most people splashed with blood or dialysate, or who experience a needle stick have nothing serious happen to them. QXD 6/12/09 3:11 PM Page 53 PART THREE Preparing to Begin Dialysis What is a nephrologist? How does my doctor know I need dialysis?

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