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How to Gain Weight on Dialysis

2016-10-07 07:07

How to Gain Weight on DialysisAre you a dialysis patient? Are your weight reducing? With dialysis going on, you may find that you become thinner and thinner. That really troubles a lot of people. How to gain weight on dialysis? Go on reading to learn more information.

Why dialysis patients often lose weight?

Because with kidney failure, it is likely for you to have nausea, vomiting and lack of appetite. Those symptoms make it difficult to eat. If you could not get enough nutrients, you lose weight.

Ways to help you gain weight on dialysis


Before dialysis, you may be required to follow a low protein diet. After dialysis, you should increase protein intake to make up the lost one during dialysis. Besides, you should supplement enough calories to maintain your weight. If you do not have appetite, you can eat frequent small meals.


With dialysis, you can still take part in some exercises, such as aerobic activity. It can help you feel better and improve your overall quality life. And it can also increase your appetite.


If you have nausea, you can take some anti-nausea medication to calm your stomach. And you can also take some vitamin supplements to help improve renal health. Moreover, you can try Chinese medicine to repair kidney damage and improve kidney function. With the improvement of kidney function, you will have a good appetite. In China, Chinese medicine has been widely used in kidney failure treatment. It can draw toxins out of the renal cells and expel waste products from the blood to set up a clean body environment. It can also expand blood vessels and remove stasis to increase blood flow into kidneys so as to improve ischemia and anoxia. After a short period of treatment, your appetite will become good; after a long period of treatment, your kidney function will improve gradually.

How to gain weight on dialysis? Hope the above information can help you. If you have been fed up with dialysis and want to have a try Chinese medicine, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below. We will help you analyze your case and then give you suggestions on treatment according to your case.

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