According to a study conducted on Australia patients with ' End Stage Renal Disease ' ( ESRD) can improve their plight & thereby quality of life by participating in weight lifting exercises during dialysis.
The cause of mortality among patients with ESRD is not only malfunctioning of Kidneys but also wasting of muscles( weakening of muscles).Weight lifting increases muscles & improves strength of the patient & thereby improves the quality of life.
The study was conducted on 49 patients.The patients were asked to lay on their back while performing the exercises.Each session included two sets of eight repetitions of ten exercises ,using free weight dumbbells for the upper body & weighted ankle cuffs for the lower body.
After 12 weeks CT scans showed that the weight training group had significantly
improves the muscle quality also their body weight & body strength was increased.