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Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

In the case that the kidneys no longer function properly, dialysis is used in order to eliminate waste products and excess fluids from the blood. To clean the blood, a blood diversion is often used.

As part of the normal function of the kidneys, harmful waste products and excess fluid are removed from the blood. These wastes are converted into urine and eliminated from the body.

As your kidneys did when you were healthy, haemodialysis filters wastes and water from your blood. During haemodialysis, hypertension is maintained and nutrients such as potassium, sodium, and calcium are balanced in the circulatory system. In the case of Chronic Kidney Disease, haemodialysis can help you to recover and live longer, but it is not a cure.

Haemodialysis can be conducted as an outpatient or as an inpatient procedure. A dialysis outpatient facility is either a specially designed room within a hospital or a stand-alone clinic that provides routine haemodialysis. Haemodialysis is conducted less often at home. In a clinic, dialysis treatments are initiated and managed by nurses and technicians. While at home, dialysis can be initiated and managed by the patient, or done with the support of a trained helper, usually a family member.

How Does Hemodialysis Work?

A dialyser (artificial kidney) purifies blood by passing it through a filter. Dialysers work by allowing blood to flow along one side of a semipermeable membrane made of cellulose or another similar material. Dialysate flows along the other side. The dialysate fluid contains a limited amount of minerals normally found in the blood at safe levels. There is an overabundance of them in renal failure. As a result of the membrane having holes of different sizes, the excess fluid and substances in the blood are able to pass through dialysate. As a result, the blood is effectively cleaned. The elimination of toxic waste products from the body is accomplished at different rates, with small molecules such as potassium being removed rapidly. However, molecules that are larger are eliminated more slowly, until they are no more a threat to the body.

Is There a Preferred Type of Dialysis?

You can often select the form and location of dialysis you wish to undergo.

For the majority of individuals, both techniques are equally effective, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

An example would be,

  • Haemodialysis allows you to have four days of free treatment each week, but the sessions may be prolonged and you may have to return to the hospital each time.

  • Home haemodialysis will usually need you to undergo dialysis sessions on a more frequent basis than you would in a clinic. However, you may select a treatment plan that meets your medical needs and fits into your schedule. Hemodialysis in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.

  • It is quite simple to perform peritoneal dialysis at home, sometimes even while you rest, but it must be performed on a daily basis.

Based on the type of dialysis you choose, your healthcare provider will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the various options with you.

Whom to Contact?

There are usually dieticians, therapists, psychologists and home sisters on renal units in addition to the doctors and nurses.

A large number of individuals have overcome and passed through the difficult beginnings of kidney failure, and there’s no substitute quite like talking to someone who’s ‘been there’. Book an appointment at our multi-specialty hospital today.

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