DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. How Dry Weight and Fluid Gain Affect Dialysis Patients http://www.davita.com/dialysis/treatment options/how-dry-weight-and-fluid-gain-affect-dialysis-patients/a/5273

People on hemodialysis are weighed before and after each dialysis treatment. This is to record how much fluid was removed during the hemodialysis treatment. One goal of dialysis is to remove the fluid gained since the last time at dialysis and to get the patient back to their dry weight. Find out how dry weight is determined, how fluid gain between hemodialysis treatments can affect how a person feels during dialysis and in-between treatments and what can be done to help you feel your best.