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What Happens if You Miss Some Dialysis


2013-12-07 09:50

What Happens if You Miss Some DialysisWhen your kidneys fail to work, dialysis is used to replace the damaged kidneys to filter the wastes out of body. But it is really a boring thing for patients to take regular dialysis. For hemodialysis patients, they have to go to the dialysis center three times a week. For peritoneal dialysis patients, they have to take dialysis 4 to 6 times a week. Some patients may complain the frequency of dialysis. One of the questions they often ask is that what happens if missing some dialysis. Today you can find the answer here. If you still have other questions, please email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com. Our nephrologist will help you.

What Happens if You Miss Some Dialysis?

Many patients wonder that whether they will die if they miss some dialysis. Missing some dialysis does not means that you will die. But there will be an accumulation of wastes and fluid in your body and you will be poisoned by this build up, resulting in weakness, poor appetite, vomit, headache, skin itch, high or low blood pressure, cramping, short of breathiness etc. What is worse, kidney may lose its function totally and you have to live on dialysis in the remaining years.

Why dialysis is a necessity for kidney failure patients?

Healthy kidneys work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis can not take place of our kidneys totally. It is reported that dialysis replaces only about 15 percent of what healthy kidneys do. If you miss some dialysis, it means you take minutes off your life. You will have a higher risk of illness and early death. Therefore, you had better not shorten or skip dialysis even you feel well.

However, if you can regain your kidney function, you can get rid of dialysis and live a normal life.




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