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End-of-Life Kidney Failure Signs

Sometimes referred to as renal failure, kidney failure is the final stage of chronic kidney disease. The patient’s kidneys gradually lose their ability to filter excess fluids from the blood, creating a build-up within the body. At this point, the patient needs dialysis or a kidney transplant. If neither of these options are available, or if the patient opts to forgo this treatment, hospice care can help in ensuring the patient’s remaining time is as comfortable as possible. As a family caregiver of someone with kidney failure, it is important that you are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of end-stage kidney failure. By knowing how to identify the signs, you can help your loved one i

What Is In Home Dialysis?

Beginning dialysis can be stressful and overwhelming. If you need to start dialysis soon, you have many decisions to make. Where you will receive your dialysis treatments is one of them. Options for dialysis treatment are in-center or home dialysis and for many, home can be the ideal choice. If you’re interested in home dialysis, it’s essential that you understand all it entails. You need to learn to take care of your dialysis access. Remember, your access is your lifeline because it ensures you can receive your lifesaving dialysis treatments without interruption. Read on to learn more about home hemodialysis and caring for your access. What Is Home Dialysis? For the millions of patients in


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