Extra fluid in your blood can raise your blood pressure. This makes your heart work harder. Over time, your heart gets bigger and weaker.
Talk to your nurse and dietitian if:
Managing fluid intake is important for people on dialysis. When you limit your fluid intake:
Keep your heart healthy. Limit your fluids. Ask your dietitian about the right amount of fluid for you.
Maria, a Satellite dietitian, is an expert at helping people living on dialysis manage their fluids. In about two minutes each, you’ll get some important information and tips you can use today.
Take a look at how hard your heart has to work with extra fluid.
Learn about some clever ways to fight thirst without increasing fluids.
A fluid is anything that’s liquid at room temperature, including:
A healthy life on dialysis means always learning, always improving. Listen to these stories of real patients and their stories of how they got better control of their fluid management.
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