For successful and comfortable hemodialysis procedure, certain precautions need to be taken before and after hemodialysis. Given below are a few of the precautions which can be taken to make the entire process less of an ordeal to the patient, with minimum chances of side-effects.
Before carrying out hemodialysis the following precautions should be taken:
There are a few precautions to be taken after hemodialysis has been carried out:
Patients who have undergone hemodialysis suffer from several effects of the process which are physical, psychological, and social in nature. The quality of life gets impacted, not only for the patient, but also for the family.
Depression and fatigue are among the most likely symptoms to show during the recovery stage of hemodialysis. Whether the dialysis is done at home or outside, there is a likelihood of depression and fatigue. Therefore corrective therapy should be undertaken, like psychotherapy and medication with a doctor’s prescription.
This aspect of the recovery process after hemodialysis should not be neglected. Today there are several forums on the internet and rehabilitation centers in and around dialysis units where patients can get support during the recovery process.
Hemodialysis can be made more comfortable and easy for the patient, if the above measures are taken. This will result in an overall success of the process of hemodialysis for achieving the desired results.