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Peritoneal dialysis and our PD belts

When you find out that you have to start dialysis, there are a lot of thoughts running through your mind. One of the big ones is what type of dialysis. There are actually two different treatments of dialysis and your doctor will decide which is going to be the best course of action for you [...]

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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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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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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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Avoiding The Would've, Could've, Should'ves of Dialysis

Whether you've been around the block a few times or are brand new to dialysis, preparing yourself for the procedure can help quell anxiety and fear about the process and reduce the negative side effects. Taking ownership of your health during treatment is key to navigating through it successfully. Prepare yourself in the following ways [...]

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The Differing Types of Dialysis

For those new to the world of dialysis, the procedure can be quite intimidating and confusing. Add to the fear and the anxiety that comes from not-knowing what to expect, the sheer volume of medical terms and clinical lingo, and dialysis patients and caregivers can get understandably confused. The types of dialysis and their function [...]

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