10 Facts about Dialysis

1

Dialysis is not a fatality, with the progress in health care over the past decades.

2

Dialysis is not painful. No, the only pain felt is a small pinch when the arteriovenous fistula is needled.

3

Dialysis must be done thrice per week. This is the standard recommendation. We must remember that our kidneys work 24/7.

4

Dialysis means that you have to watch your diet closely.

5

Dialysis is like replacing the work of the kidneys, albeit not up to 100%.

6

Dialysis is offered free of charge in Mauritius.

7

Dialysis helps the patient live a normal life. You only have to come in for treatment thrice weekly for four hours.

8

Dialysis is not a cure for kidney failure, it only helps to keep you alive.

9

Most dialysis patients, if they follow their treatment and dialysis regime well, are fit to work.

10

Dialysis is the start of a new life, for those patients with failing kidney function.

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