You and modern medicine
Modern medicine, dialysis therapy and medicines are just one side of the fight against disease. Exercise independence and activity to better understand your condition and find out how you yourself can help yourself to continue to lead an active life.
1. Social life
Remember that your roles in life as wife or husband, parent, friend, professional are still important. Make a conscious effort to return to them and continue to fulfill your responsibilities.
2. Sports and hobbies
Continue doing your hobbies whenever possible. Sports activities also have a positive effect. Exercise contributes significantly to a normal life. Just check with your doctor before starting exercise.
3. Nutrition and fluid intake
With kidney failure, a balanced diet is very important. It can help you avoid complications and keep you healthy. Your doctor and dietitian at the dialysis center can help you determine which foods are good for you. There are many recipes for healthy and tasty dishes.
On weekends, you need to be even more careful and careful when choosing food and with the amount of fluid consumed, since the interval between dialysis procedures is a day longer.
It is no secret that smoking has a harmful effect on human health. And especially for a person with kidney disease, since smoking provokes additional stress on the work of the heart and blood vessels. If you haven’t quit smoking yet, now is the time to make up your mind. Medical specialists from your dialysis center will help you succeed.
6. Feelings of Despair and Support
Many patients with chronic diseases go through difficult life stages. Always remember: your family and your friends, as well as the specialists of the dialysis center, are always nearby and can provide you with the help and support you need. You can also join a patient community or self-help group.
Open communication with the specialists of the dialysis center is very important for your health. Your PCP and nurses are always looking after you, so feel free to ask questions. They have the knowledge and experience to share and support you.