Home Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Haemodialysis
Home Peritoneal Dialysis
While patients normally go to a dialysis centre, BLK Super Specialty Hospital offers the flexibility of allowing patients to dialyse at home. In this treatment, a cleansing fluid called dialysate is injected into the patient's abdomen using a small tube called a PD catheter. Patients and their family members are personally trained by the BLK technical staff to initiate the process at home. With Home Peritoneal Dialysis, one saves a lot of time, money and energy spent on travelling to the hospital multiple times in a week. This also involves fewer requirements for blood transfusion.
Haemodialysis at the hospital often takes around three to four hours, as many as three to seven times a week.However, if done at home the patient may be able to adjust the treatment to his/her daily schedule more easily. Studies suggest that the more you are aware of using a dialysis on your own, the better are the chances of you making progress. The team at BLK Centre for Renal Sciences & Kidney Transplant takes care of all arrangements related to the home haemodialysis machine, RO supply, as well as providing a technician for treatment at home. Patients and their family members have explained the process of performing haemodialysis comfortably at home.