Kidney Failure

ExitCare ImageKidney failure happens when the kidneys cannot remove waste and excess fluid that naturally builds up in your blood after your body breaks down food. This leads to a dangerous buildup of waste products and fluid in the blood.

HOME CARE

  • Follow your diet as told by your doctor.

  • Take all medicines as told by your doctor.

  • Keep all of your dialysis appointments. Call if you are unable to keep an appointment.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You make a lot more or very little pee (urine).

  • Your face or ankles puff up (swell).

  • You develop shortness of breath.

  • You develop weakness, feel tired, or you do not feel hungry (appetite loss).

  • You feel poorly for no known reason.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.