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Can I Travel While On Dialysis

2015-09-17 03:27

Can I Travel While On DialysisOur doctor online answers thousands of questions about kidney health each year. Can I travel while on dialysis. This is one question among the thousands of questions.

Can dialysis patients have a travel?

Yes, but this makes some planning. You will need to work with your doctor to make sure that you do not miss any treatment.

If you are on hemodialysis, ask your dialysis social worker for a list of dialysis center in the area that you will go. Get in touch with these centers at least several weeks before your trip to find out which centers can give you treatment while you travel and what other arrangements you may need to make.

If you are on peritoneal dialysis, you need to pack your supplies or arrange for them to be shipped to where you will be staying. If you will be flying and taking a cycler, work with the airline to make proper arrangements for flying with the machine.

Choose your accommodation and check the accommodation you are considering is suitable for you and any special requirements that you may have. For instance, if it is a hotel, do they serve special diets?

Choose your destination. Whatever your treatment, it is important to ensure you are within reasonable reach of medical support in case of emergencies.

Other questions you may need to ask include the following:

Are patients allowed to eat or drink while on dialysis?

Is an ice machine available for patients?

What types of dialyzers are used?

Can you use the same type of dialyzer you use at your home center?

All in all, there are many notices dialysis patients need to know. If you want to get more information, you can leave us a message to kidneycares@hotmail.com or consult our online doctor directly.

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