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Can Kidney Failure Patients Do Exercise

2014-02-18 00:19| Font Size A A A

Can Kidney Failure Patients Do ExerciseCan kidney failure patients do exercise? Many patients believe that they can not. However, as a matter of fact, they can do exercise. It will do a lot of good to patients both physically and mentally.

When kidney disease develops into kidney failure, not only the kidney function greatly declines , the overall physical function drops too. Many kidney failure patients are too weak. They themselves will feel too tired to do exercise. So they are reluctant to do exercise. What’s more, they think exercise will lower the energy and make them feel more tired. The truth is, proper exercise will make them more energetic.

The followings are the benefits that exercise brings to you.

A. Exercise will bulid up your body and enhance your immunity. At the same time, it can help control blood pressure and and lower the risk of getting cardiovascular disease.

B. In kidney failure, the kidneys are not able to filter the toxins in blood. The accumulated toxins in blood will cause more damage, not only to the kidneys, but also other organs in your body. By doing exercise, some of the toxins will be discharged through sweating.

C. Exercise can also do good to patients’ mood. You can make friends with other people or patients. Through exercise process, you can encourge each other and get over the depressed emotions as early as possible!

Though exercise is beneficial, you are not suggested to do intense exercise. You should get start slowly. At the beginning, you can do 15-20 minutes exercise a day and then you can build up over times according to your illness condition. Do remember talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program. You will enjoy the benefits only if you do it at your own pace. Are there any other questions? If you have, you can send an email to or leave a message below. I will give you a reply as soon as possible!

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