Dialysis can help kidney failure patients eliminate wastes and excessive fluid out of body, thus prolonging life expectancy to a certain degree. However, dialysis patients may have to face with life-threatening complications of kidney failure. To prevent those complications becomes something necessary to do to improve life expectancy for dialysis patients.
Reduce high cholesterol levels
High cholesterol increases the possibility of developing cardiovascular diseases. If you are experiencing higher levels, you need to follow a low-fat diet. Some patients may also need to take statin to help lower cholesterol.
Control blood pressure
Before undergoing dialysis treatment, dialysis patients had better control their blood pressure to be less than 140/90. The blood pressure level after dialysis should be less than 130/80. It is a good habit to check your own blood pressure at home, write down your daily levels and show it to your doctor at each visit.
Control blood sugar
Check your blood sugar regularly. Follow your treatment plan of medication, diet and exercise.
Follow a heart-healthy diet
Reduce foods containing high saturated fats and cholesterol like egg yolk, cheese, whole milk and fried foods; eat more foods that are rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids such as albacore tuna, sardines, lake trout and salmon, and other foods like walnuts, canola oil and flaxseed oil. If you still need any diet suggestions on dialysis, feel free to email us to firstname.lastname@example.org, our experts will reply you within 48 hours.
Here we would like to say that there is no an exact answer to life expectancy for dialysis patients, that is because it can be affected by many factors. Perhaps you are having other dialysis problems and seeking for natural treatment, or you are eager to reduce dialysis or even stop it, remember that no matter what your questions are, we will be glad to help you.
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