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You've options with regards to treating your renal failure. With the aid of your Physician, you can find one or more treatment that best fits your everyday needs. From dialyzing at home, getting treated at a dialysis center or receiving a kidney transplant, there's an option that’s right for you.
Hemodialysis removes waste products from the blood by passing the blood out of the body, through an external, artificial filtering system which cleans it and then returns it to the body. The blood is removed and returned to the body through an access site which is created by either the insertion of a catheter or a surgical procedure is done in which an artery is joined directly to a vein. While in the external filtering system, called a dialyzer, the blood flows through an artificial membrane that separates the waste out of it.
In-center nocturnal dialysis turns nonproductive sleep time into hemodialysis treatment time, giving patients their daylight hours back. Patients receive hemodialysis in their dialysis center overnight for 6-8 hours while they sleep.
More patients are choosing home hemodialysis (HHD) for its lots of benefits, including easy-to-use machines, a better quality of life and helpful training courses.
Peritoneal Dialysis is performed inside the body using a membrane inside the abdomen, called the peritoneum. Dialysis fluids that clean and filter the blood are injected into the peritoneum area through a thin tube called a catheter and then drained out again. This form of dialysis can be performed at home, but must be done on a continuous, everyday basis.