Kidney Failure

Kidney 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.