What is Hemodialysis?

Category: Procedures

Most Popular Types: Home Hemodialysis HHD

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Hemodialysis is a method for removing waste products such as creatinine and urea, as well as free water from the blood when the kidneys are in renal failure.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Hemodialysis"

Severe
2
Moderate
11
Mild
8
None
2

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Hemodialysis

Fatigue 7
Hospitalization 3
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 2
AV fistula bruising 1
Cramps in calf muscles 1
Cramps in legs and feet during treatment 1

Show all 25 reported side effects

Dosages

Adherence
Always
23 100%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
4 17%
Somewhat
11 48%
A little
4 17%
Not at all
4 17%
Cost per month
$200+
2 13%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
13 87%
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7 patient evaluations for Hemodialysis

N3TH0
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N3TH0
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 35y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 3y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

See N3TH0's full Hemodialysis history

Nov 22, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Kidney Failure: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: M,W,F
Advice & Tips: for the people that is about to taking it, be optimistic. It seems worst of what it really is. You must be very carefull with your catheter to avoid infecctions.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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idodialysis
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idodialysis
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 38y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Kidney : 7y Need
I have:
Kidney Transplant

See idodialysis's full Hemodialysis history

Feb 20, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Kidney Failure: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches

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noknees
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noknees
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 71y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Kidney : 2y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

See noknees's full Hemodialysis history

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Sep 22, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Kidney Transplant: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The burden on the care giver is tremendous. It is difficult, but worth the improvement i health and readiness for transplant

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