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Top 10 Facts on Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis

2012-12-11 16:44

Nocturnal home hemodialysis is one of treatment options for patients. It can make daytime for them so it is becoming more and more popular worldwide. Here is a list of top 10 facts on nocturnal home hemodialysis.

What is nocturnal home hemodialysis?

It is a form of dialysis that can be done at home. It can be managed by the patient himself, mate or other family member. It is done at night while the patient is sleep. It is performed six or seven nights a week and each time lasts for five to twelve hours. The average length of dialysis is eight hours. The dialysis machine is monitored by trained hospital staff by telephone modem or Internet.

What are the benefits of nocturnal home hemodialysis?

It can last a long time and is done frequently. So it can remove the toxins from body more effectively. Generally, all symptoms related to kidney failure improve or disappear. The patients can feel more energetic and have improved appetite. Also, it can allow them to have fewer restrictions on their diet.

Can nocturnal home hemodialysis cause sleep problem?

The dialysis machine and water system can make some noise. However, after the first few days, the patients will have no trouble in sleeping.

Who are the candidates for nocturnal home hemodialysis?

About 40% of all people on dialysis could be candidates for nocturnal home hemodialysis. The more severe the disease, the more the patients benefit from it.

Is nocturnal home hemodialysis safe?

The question of potential “over dialysis” is has been raised. Is it possible that too much dialysis can remove useful chemicals? No problem yet encountered has not been able to be easily corrected.

Nocturnal home hemodialysis can improve the life quality of people on dialysis and extend their life span as well as reduce the related complications significantly. It is a better treatment for people with renal failure.

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