Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients on chronic hemodialysis has not improved significantly in the last 20 years. This is largely due to their substantial symptom burden which is rarely assessed and treated in routine clinical practice. This is also consequence of the lack of an appropriate armamentarium for the treatments of such symptoms. Adequate studies on the causes and pathogenesis of the symptoms of hemodialysis patients are needed followed by high-quality studies on possible therapeutic pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Patients on chronic hemodialysis deserve a better quality of life.
- Quality of life