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Most dialysis patients believe they cannot exercise. The truth is—most dialysis patients CAN and SHOULD exercise. Many renal patients describe regular exercise as the first activity that made them feel “normal” again after starting dialysis treatments.  

Medical professionals working in renal rehabilitation have shown that a regular exercise program, however, limited, not only enhances a person’s potential for physical activity, but also improves the overall quality of life for people on dialysis. 

Importance of resistance exercise:

  1. Renal patients have fragile skeletal health.
  2. The disease imposes demand on the muscle mass.
  3. Too much of muscle loss can add up to the creatinine load and make the prognosis worse.

Recommendation for dialysis patient exercises: 

Take home:

Exercising during dialysis = better prognosis

Check our latest IGTV video to get a glimpse of our 79 year old hemodialysis patient training under the care of our cardiac rehab expert Dr Anuja Mhatre, ANC/PNC & Cardiac Rehab Expert, Mind Your Fitness!

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