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Can You Go Swimming with Peritoneal Dialysis

Can You Go Swimming with Peritoneal DialysisPeritoneal Dialysis is the alternative treatment for kidney failure patients. If you are on the type of dialysis, you should take additional steps to protect your health. Well then, can you go swimming with peritoneal dialysis?

Actually, if patients have a good physical status after peritoneal dialysis, patients is allowed to do some sports, just like swimming. However, even though, there are several important points that patients must keep in mind.

1. Don't swim in the public pools, ponds, lakes or rivers, because it may have a higher bacteria count in the water which can increase the risk of infection of catheter significantly. On the contrary, you are allowed to swim in the ocean or a private pool.

2. Remember to cover the catheter with a protective dressing when you swim.

3. After swimming, the patient on peritoneal dialysis should perform their exit site care. The catheter should be immobilized to avoid trauma or tension on the catheter during swimming or exercise to prevent irritation of the access site.

4. Change into dry clothes and redo your exit site care after you finish your swimming.

The above tips contribute to helping patients on dialysis to swim safely. As for an individualized suggestion, you can email to us at kidneyservice@hotmail.com or add my Whatsapp +8615076162199. Any questions, please do feel free to contact our Online Doctor!

Apart from dialysis treatments, many patients are eager to find an alternative treatment to peritoneal dialysis. By the way, you will have new choices. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Stem Cell Therapy can help restore the impaired kidneys structure and make kidneys function better. To learn more details, consult with our Online Doctor for an answer now!

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