Welcome to the non-profit Medical Education Institute's Home Dialysis Central blogspot! This page is an umbrella under which Home Dialysis Central staff and guests can share their perspectives about home therapies and what we need to do to raise their profile and enable more people to use them. We'd like your comments as well! Bookmark our site and like us on Facebook! Help us tell the world about home dialysis.
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From the Patient's Perspective: How to Protect Your Heart?
When kidneys don't work well, they stop filtering out toxins andexcess fluid from the blood. This causes a build-up of these toxinsand fluid in the body. Excess fluid in the body causes themost impact on the heart
Published on 04/08/2021 by Kamal Shah
My Failing Fistula and A Big Reality Check
HewittMy fistula & I have had a pretty complicated relationship. I didn’t want one, but reluctantly agreed to have one made in December 2017, in my left forearm.
Published on 04/01/2021 by Stephen Hewitt
Home HD: The Value of Flexibility
I received a call this week from my donor coordinator, who wanted to first determine if I was still willing to donate and, if so to schedule the next set of evaluations.
Published on 03/04/2021 by Michael Howington
Medicare Advantage Plan Pros & Cons—and a Fix for Buyers’Remorse
Dialysis patients have faced health insurance discrimination for decades, because ESRD is a pre-existing condition.
Published on 02/18/2021 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Connecting While Connected or "Hooking up on Hemo"
Our sexual activities have produced four very special daughters. Lucy did most of the work, I just had the fun part. Two of our girls were born in Florida and the youngest two were born in Colorado. The five-plus decades have all been wonderful. We never
Published on 02/11/2021 by David Crook