Exercise is important for patients on dialysis. It can help over-weighted patients lose weight and strengthen muscle thus improving heart function. Also proper exercise also can reduce patients’ depression caused by kidney disease and dialysis. The patients on dialysis can get the following benefits from the following ways.
1. With the build-up of wastes in body, it can damage multiple organs
including digestive system. Therefore, the patients with kidney disease usually
have vomit, nausea and poor appetite. Keeping proper exercise can improve their
2. As the patients on dialysis can not get enough raw materials of blood,
bleeding in some parts and so on, the patients often feel fatigued. Exercise can
improve blood circulation and remit this problem so it can increase their energy
level to some extent.
3. Once patients with kidney disease, it means that they have to give their
life right to a machine. It not only affects their routine life, but also causes
them mental pressure. Proper exercise can divert their attention from their
4. Exercise can strengthen their muscle thus improving their contractility of
hearts, which is important for the prevention of heart disease.
Besides the above benefits, proper exercise also can help patients lower
their blood pressure, blood sugar levels and improve their sleep quality.
Although exercise is beneficial for patients on dialysis, they should not
take it blindly. For Kidney Disease can affect the patients’ ability to
exercise. When they start exercise, they should begin slowly and then increase
the exercise intensity and prolong exercise time gradually. Moreover, the
patients should know that they should not take exercise on a full stomach. The
patients with Diabetic Nephropathy should know that exercise can cause their
blood sugar levels to decline. Therefore, the patients should observe the
changes of blood sugar during exercise and adjust their medicines and exercise
intensity and time timely.
The patients on dialysis should adjust their exercise properly based on their
own disease condition with their doctors’ guidance. If so, they will be able to
improve their disease condition and prolong their life expectancy.