Not at all !!This a common misconception about hemodialysis. The only pain that one gets is the pain of needle insertion. Even that can be overcome by various applications.
Hemodialysis is not a discomfort in itself. In fact it is designed to reduce the patients discomfort !
Following are only some of the expected improvements:
- Nausea disappears
- Appetite improves
- Swelling reduces
- Sleep is regularized
- Work efficiency increases
- BP control is easier.