Sometimes referred to as renal failure, kidney failure is the final stage of chronic kidney disease. The patient’s kidneys gradually lose their ability to filter excess fluids from the blood, creating a build-up within the body. At this point, the patient needs dialysis or a kidney transplant. If neither of these options are available, or if the patient opts to forgo this treatment, hospice care can help in ensuring the patient’s remaining time is as comfortable as possible.
Beginning dialysis can be stressful and overwhelming. If you need to start dialysis soon, you have many decisions to make. Where you will receive your dialysis treatments is one of them. Options for dialysis treatment are in-center or home dialysis and for many, home can be the ideal choice. If you’re interested in home dialysis, it’s essential that you understand all it entails. You need to learn to take care of your dialysis access. Remember, your access is your lifeline b