Understanding the science behind dry and wet weight in dialysis
Weight management is a crucial aspect of dialysis that requires a clear understanding in order to avoid complications resulting from fluid overload. Since there is a limit to the water that can be removed during dialysis without the risk of drop in blood pressure, patients are often unsure about how much water they can safely consume. While those with a good urine output can afford to be a little liberal with their water intake, others need to be extremely careful about the quantity of fluid consumed, so that water does not accumulate in various parts of the body, leading to complications. A number of factors are taken into consideration by the nephrologist while determining a patient’s dry weight. Similarly, the wet weight, or permissible weight gain between two dialysis sessions varies from one patient to another depending on various factors. This science behind the concept of wet weight and dry weight, and how to manage them will be discussed in detail in this webinar.
Dr. Mukesh Shete is a practicing nephrologist in Mumbai. A Sr. Consultant Nephrologist at Jupiter Lifeline Hospital since 2008, he is also the founder of Navnath Healthcare, a dialysis network company; and founder member of Imagic Foundation, Apex Kidney Care Pvt. Ltd., and Kimaya Kidney Care. As a rank holder from LTMM College, Mumbai, he completed DNB in Gen. Medicine from Delhi board and DNB in Nephrology from Hinduja hospital.
His work as a scientific editor of ‘Indian practitioner’ and ‘Indian Journal’ from 1999 to 2011 was well received.
Dr. Shete has performed more than 250 kidney transplants. He was a team member in Maharashtra state’s first cadaver kidney transplant, and a team member of Astra who conducted India’s first domino kidney transplant.