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Hemodialysis and side affects to be aware of

Hearing that you will receive dialysis can be a scary thing. You think about the poking, prodding, not having any time for yourself, your mind is just racing with concerns and questions. Even though dialysis may seem like a negative thing, it's actually helping you become more stabilized and start to feel better!At Hemowear, we [...]

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Things to do During In-Center Dialysis

Many people believe that going on dialysis will negatively impact their lives and their free time, but that isn’t necessarily the case. For those of you just beginning dialysis, you may be worried that so much of your time is about to spent that way, but don’t fear! Plenty of people actually see an increase [...]

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Arm Sweatshirts for Dialysis

In-center dialysis means sitting in a chair for several hours, so it’s important that you stay comfortable. It can be frustrating having to push up the sleeves of your sweatshirt and feeling the arm cuffs squeezing your arm. It can also be annoying to wear short sleeves and get cold, as you can’t get up [...]

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Food Dos and Don’ts for Dialysis

Dialysis is a difficult treatment to undergo, but it’s important to be mindful of all the things that will make your body react negatively. For example, did you know the food you eat can affect your kidney functions? Your kidneys may decrease their function if you consume food they cannot process. Here are the problem [...]

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Hemodialysis at Home

If you are familiar with dialysis and your body’s needs, consider performing hemodialysis on yourself at home if you haven’t already! Doing this can help you work around your schedule and feel more in control of your body. Studies have also shown that the more you know about your treatments, the more likely you are [...]

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Preventing Peritonitis During Dialysis

For many dialysis patients, one of the most unpleasant aspects of at-home dialysis is the risk of infections. When the proper precautions aren't taken, even temporarily, the oversight can cause peritonitis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, peritonitis occurs when bacteria is allowed to invade the peritoneal cavity. Often this is caused [...]

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Personal Requirements for Implementing Home Dialysis

Choosing to take the procedure of dialysis home takes a certain level of courage and tenacity that even long-term dialysis patients may lack. Doing so can present challenges that every member of the family must deal with though they can be intense and even downright frightening to some. Understanding what is required of each member, [...]

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Protect Yourself This Year

Every year, many of us get the flu. We feel rotten, run-down, and generally lousy. It’s unsurprising, since as long as people have lived on this planet, we’ve had to deal with various strains. Contending with the various viruses has become a good news/bad news scenario.The bad news is that, along with dealing with the [...]

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Stay Warm During Treatment With Our Dialysis Clothing

There are many reasons why customized dialysis clothing is needed for patients on dialysis as the majority of them complain about feeling cold at their dialysis centers. Why do so many dialysis centers seem so cold? It could be from many things - whether it's seasonal changes, sitting under an air conditioning vent, lack of [...]

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Why Access Clothing Makes a Great Gift for the Dialysis or Chemo Patient in Your Life

One of the best things you can do for a loved one in your life who receives dialysis or chemotherapy is to help them stay comfortable. These procedures can often feel invasive and leave the patient feeling uncomfortable during and after their treatment. Comfort is in short supply, but you can help them feel a [...]

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