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Can Dialysis Patients Go Swimming

2015-07-13 07:57

Can Dialysis Patients Go SwimmingCan dialysis patients go swimming? This is a hot topic in hot summer especially for those who love swimming. Here we will discuss this question.

Whether dialysis patients can go swimming depends on several factors. You can not immediately swimming after the catheter is placed. The physician that places it will even restrict bathing at first. Once your exit site is well healed and you are infection free, you may be able to enjoy your private pool. Fresh water swimming and public pools are not recommended due to bacterial count. Sometimes ocean water is recommended if swimming is approved by your care team and you do not have access to a private pool. It is important to perform exit care if you do submerge your exit site into a body of water to ensure it remains clean and dry and is not left wet for an extended period of time.

Positive benefits of physical exercise

If you do exercise properly, you can get positive benefits:

Breathing improves with exercise. If you take exercise regularly, you will be able to breathe easier at the same level of exert due to a more effective heart and lung function.

With regular exercise, muscle cells are able to take up sugar from the blood, which is good to control blood sugar levels and manage diabetes.

In addition, the immune system improves with moderate physical exercise and you may be less vulnerable to infection.

In fact, there are some natural remedies that can help patients to get rid of dialysis, or at least reduce the frequency of dialysis such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Hot Compress Therapy, foot bath therapy and so on. If you want to know detailed information, you can leave a message below or consult our online doctor directly.

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