Our kidneys ensure that harmful wastes, extra water, and salts are removed from our bodies and maintain optimum levels of our blood pressure by managing chemicals like potassium and salt. The kidneys also help in the creation of red blood cells that prevent anaemia. However, when the kidneys stop functioning properly due to reasons like chronic kidney failure, etc. these waste products and excess fluids can build up to dangerous levels in your body and eventually turn fatal. Treatments like dialysis help in taking over these functions of the kidneys and avoid these complications.
Dialysis is required when you suffer from chronic kidney disease that steadily progresses over time. Caused due to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, and age-related factors, this is a serious complication that has life-threatening implications. The initial stages of kidney disease don’t show any symptoms. They start occurring as the disease progresses. Some of the common signs that show that your kidneys have begun to fail include the following:
This treatment mirrors the work of the kidneys and helps in removing excess fluids and harmful waste products from your body restores the body’s electrolyte levels, and helps in controlling high blood pressure. There are two options of dialysis:
Dialysis can be at a medical centre, hospital, or nursing home where the dialysis nurse will perform the treatment. This is generally done around three to four times a week and each session lasts for about three to five hours.
Many patients opt for this treatment in the convenience of their homes by signing up for personalised dialysis nursing services. Both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis can be done at home, albeit with different techniques. Even when this treatment is done at home, the patient depends on the dialysis nurse to plan, administer, and get the maximum benefit from each session. This is extremely critical since dialysis is a daily treatment and cannot be avoided even for a single day.
To make your home dialysis program work, your doctor will ask you to have a care partner who will be there with you as long as your sessions last. This care partner can initially be a hemodialysis nurse who trains one of your family members or friends, who can then take over from her.
There are several nursing considerations for dialysis patients that need to be taken care of during home treatment. These include:
The emergence of onsite dialysis facilities has been a boon for patients. Onsite dialysis i.e. dialysis done at the patient’s home does away with the need to reschedule one’s work or personal schedule since the travelling time to the hospital or the nursing home is saved. These facilities also help in managing the nerves of the patients by keeping them calm and comfortable in their personalised home settings.
Portea, one of the most credible names amongst the home healthcare companies in India, offers highly qualified and experienced dialysis nurses to help you get the best healthcare for yourself. Often credited as one of the most skilled nursing facilities with onsite dialysis in the country, you can expect the best of home dialysis from Portea in ways like:
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