Home Hemodialysis is hemodialysis done at home. For the process of hemodialysis at home, blood flows from the patient’s vascular access through a dialysis machine. The function of a dialysis machine is to clean the blood, remove any extra waste, toxins, and send the clean blood back into the body. Patients who choose to go for hemodialysis at home have the option to get frequent and longer dialysis treatments. This can help immensely in contributing to better patient outcomes.
One major advantage of home hemodialysis is that it can be customized as per the patient’s health condition while also keeping his lifestyle in mind. Two different treatment choices for home hemodialysis include:
If you are a patient of end-stage kidney disease, you should discuss with your kidney doctor (nephrologist) which treatment options are best for you. You can discuss with your doctor about home hemodialysis. Following points may be considered while choosing home hemodialysis: