Target weight, often referred to as dry weight, has always been challenging for healthcare professionals to measure. This is due to the fluctuation in a hemodialysis patient’s weight as it changes from treatment to treatment. Fluid overload will increase the risk of complications. During dialysis, too much fluid removal can cause cramps, low blood pressure, and create other problems. Dr. Daniel W. Coyne, a nephrologist, explains why. Listen and learn about fluid management, and the diagnostic tools and strategies healthcare professionals use to hit the right target.
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Hosted By Lori Hartwell
Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.
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