A Dialysis patient wrote KidneyBuzz.com and said, "My Patient Care Technician always seems to be off on my dry weight. I am feeling completely wiped out every day after dialysis and I am experiencing painful cramps. Is there anything that I can do?"
Identifying the correct dry weight has always been a challenge for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Now a new tool, Crit-Line Monitor, will be sweeping across every Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) Dialysis Facility in the nation to get fluid withdrawal as close to exact as possible every time.
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More specifically, the Crit-Line Monitor will help your Dialysis Team Decide:
If you have too much fluid or not enough fluid.
If your fluid is being removed too fast or too slow.
The best target weight to avoid feeling drained or too heavy after treatments.
This is great news and KidneyBuzz.com is always excited to report on the adaptation of new technology to help improve Chronic Kidney Disease patients' Dialysis Treatments. However, even given the new technology, you should always remember that you are in the driver's seat and that you know your body better than anyone. Thus, if the Crit-Line Monitor is not giving you the results that you expect in terms of treatment outcomes, then be sure to draw the issues to your Healthcare Team's attention promptly.
Your Kidney Doctor, Nurse, and other members of your Healthcare Team should be able to answer any questions that you may have about the Crit-Line Monitor so do not be afraid to ask. Also, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. While we do not offer medical advice, we would be happy to research and/or provide insights to help. Moreover, order your Dialysis Patients' Rights Book (click here) to help further improve your treatments with best practices and a complete understanding of your rights as a Dialysis patient.
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