When you need to undergo dialysis treatment, it’s important to practice self-care. If you want to feel healthy, you need to make sure your physical and mental health is as good as possible. If you need some tips, below, learn how to practice self-care during dialysis.
1. Use aloe vera and take fish oil supplements
Keep your hair healthy and strong by applying pure aloe vera gel to your scalp and hair a few times a week. Additionally, take Omega-3 fish oil supplements to make your hair and skin more hydrated.
2. Moisturize daily
Use a good moisturizer every day to keep your skin soft and smooth. Pro tip: Don’t take very hot showers: it can strip the oils from your skin. Instead, take lukewarm showers. Moisturize when you have damp skin after you shower to help seal in moisture.
3. Wear a sleep mask whenever you need to rest
Wearing a sleep mask blocks light, making you produce melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone). Use an eye mask every time you want to go to sleep to help you maintain a healthy sleep cycle.
4. Use a humidifier
Keep your skin and eyes moisturized by using a humidifier. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, preventing your skin and eyes from drying out.
5. Eat fruits and vegetables low in potassium
Dialysis patients need to manage their potassium levels; however, some foods contain high potassium levels. Therefore, it’s best to eat healthy foods while also avoiding food with high levels of potassium.
If you or a loved one need to undergo dialysis treatment, call 718-971-1952 today and visit Doral Health & Wellness Dialysis Center. Our knowledgeable and experienced nephrologists can determine if you need to be referred to dialysis treatment at Doral Health & Wellness Dialysis Center.