Category Archives: fluid control

Dialysis and Constipation


Hey all!  A great article on ESRD patients and constipation. CLICK HERE to read it. I find I have the opposite problem. I wrote about it in “Dialysis and Diarrhea“

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Dialysis and Nutrition Labels


The National Kidney Foundation is involved with the FDA on some proposed changes to nutrition labels that will benefit kidney patients.  Read about it by CLICKING HERE.   As it stands, there’s a great deal of information on a nutrition label … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Information


This page was sent to me by the American Kidney Fund.  I though it was a very good resource and wanted to pass it along to you.  CLICK HERE to read it.

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Dialysis and Shortness of Breath


Here’s a very good post about kidney disease and shortness of breath… http://www.renaldiseases.org/dialysis/265.html#.UlWBE31OnMI

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What Was I Drinking…er…Thinking


Originally posted on Bob Northam:
Bob Here. So this dialysis patient goes into a bar and orders a beer, right? The bartender says, “That’ll be eight dollars. You know,” he continues, “we don’t get many dialysis patients in here.” The…

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Dialysis or Transplant – Which is the lessor evil/better salvation?


Originally posted on eleisawifelife:
I have been inspired to write about this difficult topic by Big D and Me’s blog post Dialysis or Transplant:  The Big Decision.  He shared his experience and really voiced our experience also. In our early…

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Dialysis and Kidney Disease


Great article about kidney disease and the many factors that cause it. It makes a very good point about checking protein output in patients with hypertension and diabetes. This would pick up kidney disease in its early stages and allow … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Emotions


Okay I’m speaking from the heart this time.    I am going to use a word I really don’t like to use so you can rest assured I mean all this with every fiber of my soul. I hate dialysis! … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Adjustment


I found a great article at Davita.com that talks about “Adjusting to Life on Dialysis” It gets right to the point and gives some very practical things you should do.  Even for patients who’ve been on dialysis for a while, … Continue reading

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Dialysis and The Doctor Says


I found a great blog written by a nephrologist in Bradenton, Florida.  He’s got some very good information for kidney patients.  Take a look at his blog by CLICKING HERE. DevonTexas © 2013

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