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Dialysis treatment via Home Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis is one of the majorily used treatments for dialysis treatments.

Hemodialysis is one of the majorily used treatments for dialysis treatments. It is a procedure that uses machine and a dialyser to clean and filter the blood,since the kidneys can no longer perform that function.

A connection from the machine is made to the patient’s bloodstream and the blood travels through the dialyser where it is cleaned for 2–4 hours. This procedure is generally performed three times a week.

The other treatment being peritoneal dialysis,where the patients own abdominal lining (the peritoneal membrane) is used to help clean the blood. The patient in consultation with a doctor has to choose which dialysis treatment is best suited for him.

Though hemodialysis is a life-preserving treatment for hundreds of thousands of Indians with kidney failure,but the standard schedule of in-centre HD three times a week sometimes gets inconvenient and hard on the heart.

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One more reason why In –Centre home hemodialysis brings so much inconvenience is that between the treatments,in-center HD patients must limit drinking fluids to avoid gaining too much weight and raising their blood pressure. Many people who dialyze three times a week complain of feeling exhausted or “washed out” for a few hours after a session. In the course of a week,the HD patient may feel highs and lows as the body builds up fluid and wastes and then has them washed away during treatments.

Dhruv Chaturvedi,General Manager,Fresenius Medical Care said,“Home Hemodialysis is already popular in many countries. It not only gives patients the liberty,independence and a convenient lifestyle,but also a superior therapy as they can do dialysis at there own convenient long hours as per their own convenience. Along with our whole range of superior PD and HD products,we will strengthen our commitment to the dialysis world by introducing this latest range of “Home Hemodialysis products in time to come.”

First published on: 03-01-2011 at 06:15:17 pm
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