How Low Can You Go?

low blood pressure on dialysis - kidney talk

How low can you go? What are we talking about? This week we’re talking about understanding low blood pressure while on dialysis. Stephen knows firsthand how low he can go. He experiences low blood pressure frequently while on dialysis. He also experiences some of the symptoms of low blood pressure such as headache, sweating, and cramping. Collectively, these signs and symptoms are frequently referred to as “crashing”.

Listen to this week’s KidneyTalk! to hear how to avoid crashing while on dialysis. You’ll feel better for it!


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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


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 bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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