Treatments

Treatment for Renal Insufficiency

centre de dyaliseOur doctor has prescribed dialysis which is a substitution treatment, that is to say a treatment replacing the kidneys’ usual function. For each and every one of you, the beginning of a dialysis treatment is a significant life change.

Our goal is to facilitate communication with you to ensure a quality treatment, as well as a life as balanced as possible.

When pain persists

When it gets you down

Chronic pain is very different from the acute pain that follows an illness, an accident, an examination or even an operation. The pain frequently has a serious disturbing effect on daily life and can result in mood swings.

Ways to feel better

How do you deal with pain that remains after your treatment? There are ways:

Sexuality and fertility

Sexuality

Cancer can have an impact on your sexuality and may alter your priorities. Surgery, pain or the unwanted effects of the medication are all physical factors that may upset your intimate relations. In the same way, anxiety, certain treatments or changes to your body image may reduce your libido. The chemotherapy does not in itself reduce your sexual capacity or desire.

Pain

Your cancer may bring with it pain due to inflammation, compression or infiltration of certain organs. Sometimes your treatment and the procedures involved may themselves be painful (blood tests, taps/punctures/drains, or the insertion of a catheter). In every case the pain must be addressed. It affects all aspects of your life and may delay your recovery. Report all pain, so that your treatment can be adjusted and made as effective as possible.

Hand-foot syndrome

Certain anti-cancer medications tend to weaken the parts of your body that are most subject to wear and tear: the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. The elbows, armpits and areas subject to pressure, for example under your belt or your bra straps may also be concerned. The symptoms are called the hand-foot (palmo-plantar) syndrome. They are sometimes exacerbated by heat, friction or pressure; they are, however, reversible once the treatment is over.

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