Hemodialysis is the process of cleansing substances such as urea, creatinine and phosphorus, which cannot be removed from the body due to renal failure, from the blood with the membrane located outside the body.
Hemodialysis treatment is determined in line with the needs of the patients. During hemodialysis, the patient’s blood is passed through a filter outside the body and given back to the patient. Some medications can also be used to prevent the patient’s blood clotting during the treatment process.
Hemodialysis is usually performed 3 times a week for 4-5 hours. The patients are taken from their homes and brought to the clinic and after the dialysis process is completed, they are left to their home with special vehicles. Hemodialysis patients can continue their daily lives when they are not receiving treatment.
When the patients are in suitable condition, it is also possible to receive hemodialysis at home. After the patient or his relatives receive training on dialysis procedures; After the necessary equipment and machines are provided, hemodialysis can be started at home.
Patients who receives hemodialysis treatment at home can receive dialysis 2-3 times a week for up to 8 hours. Hemodialysis treatment at home is advantageous for actively working patients, as patients can continue treatment during sleep at night.