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.
People who treat their end stage renal disease with peritoneal dialysis, or PD, have similar survival rates as patients who use in-center hemodialysis. People on PD report that they feel better than people on in-center hemodialysis and PD costs less
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