Help! I Need Dialysis! How to have a good future with kidney disease

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A life-long kidney patient educator and an internationally-known nephrologist explain how dialysis works; each of the ways to do it; and how your treatment choice may affect your diet, energy level, work, travel, sexuality and fertility, sleep, and survival. Comprehensive and fully referenced, this book is a must-read if you face the life-changing choices that come with kidney failure.

Contents

  • Become Your Own Expert (Read this sample chapter)
  • Coping with Crisis
  • What Kidneys Do for You
  • When Kidneys Fail – Symptoms from the Loss of Homeostasis
  • How Dialysis Works
  • Standard In-Center Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)
  • Short Daily Home Hemodialysis
  • Nocturnal Hemodialysis
  • The Care Partner’s Role in Home Dialysis
  • System of Dialysis Care and Medicare 101
  • Choosing a Dialysis Clinic
  • How to Protect Yourself in the Hospital
  • …and more!

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