More than 95% of doctors and nurses would choose to dialysis at home. The reason is that they’d want the energy and the freedom home dialysis offers.
Home dialysis enables you and your doctor to decide when and where you have dialysis. This could include In the evenings watching television in your easy chair. Overnight in your own bed while you sleep. During a business or pleasure trip.
More frequent dialysis at home often means people require fewer medications for blood pressure, anemia, and phosphorus binders.
Overnight dialysis at home means longer, slower treatments that are easier on the body. They usually require less dialysis recovery time and leave you with more energy.
Hospitalization rates for people who dialyze at home tend to be lower than those who dialyze at a center.
More energy and schedule flexibility allow people dialyzing at home to work, go to school, travel, and do many of the other things they love doing. Plus, the longer, slower, and more frequent treatments often lead to a longer and healthier life.
You owe it to yourself to learn more about home dialysis options. Most people on home dialysis are pleased they gave it a try. Ask your social worker or anyone on your Satellite Healthcare care team about dialyzing at home.