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Having A Career As A Dialysis Patient - Part 2


Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Hemowear. In part one of this blog, we talked about knowing your limits and taking your time when deciding to work as a dialysis patient. Although it can be devastating learning that you have kidney disease and you may think you’ll be confined to a hospital bed, you won’t need to be constantly attached to a dialysis machine and you should be able to live a full and happy life. However, there are a few things to consider. Keep reading to learn more.

Dialysis options

When you’re going over dialysis treatment, you may find that you have several options to work with that could impact how or when you are able to work. You should try to find a treatment plan that will allow you to work in the way that best suits you and your lifestyle.

Home hemodialysis (HHD) - Home dialysis treatment is often one of the most flexible options because it can be done in-home and around your busy schedule. The dialysis machine is smaller than what’s used in the medical centers and can be transported most places in case you need to travel.

In-center hemodialysis - This option is usually best for people who have more flexible schedules, work night shifts, or you are able to work from home. Some dialysis centers will allow what’s called nocturnal hemodialysis where the patient can stay overnight for treatment

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) - PD is usually done overnight while you sleep. It uses a device called an automated peritoneal dialysis machine.

Managing weakness or fatigue

Anemia is common in patients with kidney disease. As kidney disease becomes worse and in end stage renal disease (ESRD), most patients will develop anemia. Patients with anemia will experience fatigue, shortness of breath, and weakness. You should speak with your doctor who may prescribe ESAs or erythropoiesis-stimulating agents which will help to produce red blood cells which will help you feel less weak. Without treatment, you may find it difficult to continue working, especially if your job requires a lot of physical work.

Whether you need to continue working with kidney disease or feel more healthy and productive doing so, you should be able to as long as you find what works for you and don’t avoid dialysis treatment. It’s also important to stay in communication with your doctor, employer, and loved ones so that they’re aware of your schedule and can help in any way possible. Make sure to set realistic and attainable goals for yourself along the way.

Contact Hemowear today

Hemowear is your top provider for clothing for dialysis patients. our specialized clothing line allows for easy access to port sites, permanent catheter and AV fistulas. Our clothing is comfortable and allows patients to receive treatment without removing their clothing. We also have peritoneal belts that will protect the dialysis patient against the risk of developing peritonitis; a painful infection that enters the body through catheter openings. If you would like to learn more about our clothing or have any questions for us, please contact us today.

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