Instead of totally stopping dialysis, can a patient request one or two days a week treatments instead of the standard three days a week?

This is a question that must be asked of the nephrologist who is caring for the patient.  Standard dialysis treatments are designed to be three days per week at a minimum.  This is to replace kidney function that has been lost and remove excess fluid that has been accumulated.  Less that three times per week is often risky and may lead to further complications.  Only the nephrologist who is caring for the patient can determine that risk.  The patient would then have to decide whether the risk was worth taking.

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