Although dialysis is lifesaving, not much has changed with the therapy since it was first available to end-stage renal disease patients in 1960. Most patients dialyze in a center three times a week. Many don’t feel well with that amount
People with kidney failure have an increased risk of heart failure. Reducing blood pressure in people with kidney failure could help prevent heart problems. Spironolactone is a drug that has been used for many years to reduce blood pressure. Recently
Although depression is very common in dialysis patients, it is often undiagnosed and thus goes untreated. Dialysis patients with depression are more likely to have complications like heart problems, and be hospitalized, and they are more likely to stop dialysis.