A Gift Guide For Chronic Kidney Disease Patient Especially Those Who Are On Dialysis

Birthdays, Holidays, and other special occasions should be a joyous time.  An unfortunate reality, however, is that it can be difficult for Dialysis patients as well as their loved ones who struggle to find gifts which best suite them. Most would agree that a great gift would be crafted specifically for Dialysis Patients and take into account their special Dialysis needs. However, in the past identifying such gifts has been a challenge? Not anymore! The following quick reference guide is the perfect resource for anyone looking for a gift for a Chronic Kidney Disease patient as well as a great way for an existing Chronic Kidney Disease patient to make his/her "Wish List." 

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1.) BLANKET - A Chronic Kidney Disease Tailored Blanket is perfect to offer a patient for warmth as well as a personalized touch. This is especially great for Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis because they must contend with cold treatment centers. While the colder temperatures are necessary sanitary measures, they can become very difficult to stand especially at the end of Dialysis. If you know how to knit or crochet very well then making a blanket may not be a large challenge. However, if you would like an already made blanket that also has a personal touch, click here and visit KidneyBuzz.com's Online Store "Blanket" section.

2.) PILLOW - If you or your loved ones are on Dialysis then you know that patients spend 3.5 to 4 hours sitting in a chair conducting their treatments. Even the most comfortable chair can become uncomfortable given that long period of sitting. A "Butt Pillow" will offer support and an extra cushion so patients do not leave their treatments stiff, sore or in unnecessary pain. "Butt Pillows" vary depending on size, shape and materials. For hand-picked pillows that offer comfort and support for Dialysis patients, click here. Also, contact KidneyBuzz.com (contact@kidneybuzz.com) to provide an even more personalized touch by adding your loved one's name on his/her pillow.  

3.) DIALYSIS TAILORED CLOTHING - In order to stay warm during Dialysis many patients choose to wear a sweater or jacket. This is not feasible, however, as most patients have to remove their garments to access their AV Fistula. What's more, even if the patient has a blanket they cannot cover up since patients are told to keep their AV Fistulas exposed in case they unknowingly begin to bleed out. That is why a Dialysis Tailored Jacket and/or Pants are perfect for all Dialysis patients (Hemodialysis or Peritoneal Dialysis) even if you are using Chest Catheter. With dual zippers, patients are able to zip their jacket around their access port, and complete their treatment while remaining nice and warm during their Dialysis Session (click here). 

4.) HAT: Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients frequently suffer with low immune systems. During the Winter, individuals lose up to 30% of their body heat through their heads. Hence, help yourselves or your loved ones avoid the Common Cold or Flu by giving them a hat to keep their heads warm. 

5.) SHOWER SHIRT- Often Dialysis patients must have a Chest Catheter to begin their treatments as they await their AV Fistula to mature. In order to reduce the risk of infection. Nephrologists routinely instruct patients NOT to shower without protection. The ability to bathe appropriately can reduce stress and anxiety for patients, while also reducing the risk of infection and even death. The Shower Shirt can be a perfect gift to yourself or a loved one who has Chronic Kidney Disease (click here). 

6.) FISTULA PROTECTOR WRISTBAND - Dialysis patients' AV Fistulas are also referred to as their Lifeline because they are the only way for them to receive their Dialysis Treatments. Protect your Lifeline or the Lifeline of a loved one with the Fistula Protector Wristband. At just $5.00 it is a great, reasonably priced gift for any occasion. EMTs, Lab Techs and Nurses across the country are looking for these specific bands to protect patients' Lifelines (click here).

7.) FIGHT KIDNEY DISEASE & DIABETES - Named as one of Amazon.com's  Best Books of 2014, this Life Management Guide is an excellent gift for any Chronic Kidney Disease or Diabetic patient at any stage. As you may know, patients often struggle enjoying tasty food which meet their Renal and Diabetic diet restrictions. Studies show when patients enjoy their meals they are more likely to maintain their diets and improve their health. Hence, Fight Kidney Disease & Diabetes does just that: It provides several delightful, tested recipes which are easy to prepare and patients have said that they loved. Now patients can enjoy their meals and even get success tips and insights from an over 16 year Dialysis patient (click here).  

8.) OTHER FUN GIFTS - It is said that laughter is the best medicine so enjoy a host of other fun gifts which you would like to get for yourself or the Dialysis patient in your life. If you are thinking of a Chronic Kidney Disease tailored gift but cannot find it ANYWHERE, contact the KidneyBuzz.com Team at (949) 715-8788 or email contact@kidneybuzz.com and we will serve as your own personal concierge and attempt to identify the product for you - saving you time and money. 

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