Research of benefits of exercising while in dialysis


The repeated measure analysis showed that the type of the exercise as a factor had significant relation with the phosphorus and hematocrit levels.

The phosphorus level decreased significantly in active exercise.

There was a noticeable decrease in Potassium level after the
active exercise; although, this change was not statistically significant.

However, the hematocrit level was significantly increased in the passive exercise.

Comparing the Level of Phosphorus in the Passive and Active Exercises

Comparing the Level of Phosphorus in the Passive and Active Exercises

Graph showing the progress over 8 weeks of exercising

Normal working kidneys can remove extra phosphorus in your blood.

When you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), your kidneys cannot remove phosphorus very well.

High phosphorus levels can cause damage to your body. Extra phosphorus causes body changes that pull calcium out of your bones, making them weak. High phosphorus and calcium levels also lead to dangerous calcium deposits in blood vessels, lungs, eyes, and heart.

Over time this can lead to increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death.
Phosphorus and calcium control are very important for your overall health.

Comparing the Level of Potassium in Passive and Active Exercises

Comparing the Level of Potassium in the Passive and Active Exercises.

Before, after 4 weeks and after 8 weeks of exercising

Some of the effects of high potassium are nausea, weakness, numbness and slow pulse.

For people with stage 5 CKD (also known as end stage renal disease or ESRD), dialysis is necessary to help regulate potassium. Between dialysistreatments, however, potassium levels rise and high-potassium foods must be limited.

Graphs from: Nurs Midwifery Stud. 2015;4(1):e25922

Comparing the effects on Dialysis Efficacy, Electrolytes, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Blood Pressure and Health-Related Quality of Life

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