My cousin said that she will have to start going for livery dialysis. This has been a shocking and sad news for the whole family. We knew she had cirrhosis of the liver due to fatty liver but didn't expect things to go out of hand so quickly.
My grandfather had kidney failure and went for kidney dialysis for several years before he passed away. It was such an exhausting process for him because he had to go to dialysis several times a week and the hospital was an hour away. Each dialysis took about 3-4 hours and he spent the whole day going to dialysis.
The remaining days of the week, he was too tired to do anything. He also had a lot of pain where the dialysis needle was put in repeatedly. He was on a strict diet and had a long list of foods and drinks he couldn't have.
Is liver dialysis as exhaustive as kidney dialysis? I know that patients don't have to go to liver dialysis as often as kidney dialysis but does it also take 3-4 hours to complete? What foods and medicines are strictly forbidden for liver dialysis patients?