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Could Dialysis Be Done at Home

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2015-03-02 02:44

Topics: Dialysis

Details: I have one friend who is faced by Kidney Failure, and the doctor suggest dialysis. Can he do dialysis at home?

Expert Answer

Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are two common types of dialysis, and quite a number of patients have to get dialysis treatment in dialysis center. However, if patients want to keep an active lifestyle and be more responsible for their care, home dialysis may be one good treatment option, but it doesn't mean all patients can accept dialysis treatment at home.

Before beginning home dialysis, the patient should consider several factors.

- Taking part in a comprehensive training program in advance

- His ability to learn and adapt

- Having dexterity and energy to operate the equipment

- Buying home equipment

- Monitoring his illness condition closely by himself

- Following a restricted diet plan and lifestyle

If the patient has enough self-control ability to perform dialysis at home, he can consult more information about this treatment option from the online doctor. Then, doctor here can determine whether you can accept home dialysis successfully and safely. If enough fortunately, patients may also have some other choices to save their kidneys and avoid dialysis.

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