Dialysis is the artificial process of removing waste or unwanted water (ultra-filtration) from the blood. Generally, human kidneys do it naturally, but some people who have damaged or failed kidneys, which cannot perform the function properly. Our kidneys regulate our body levels of water, minerals as well as eliminate waste when we are in good health. Remember, Dialysis does not correct the endocrine functions of damaged / failed kidneys, but only replaces a few key kidney functions like waste and fluid removal.
There are two kinds of dialysis, Hemodialysis and Peritoneal. Hemodialysis involves using an artificial kidney (also known as hemodialyzer) to remove waste and chemicals from the blood. However, peritoneal dialysis involves the surgical implantation of a catheter into patient stomach area.
Risks Associated With Dialysis:
It carries plenty of risks, and many of them can be avoided through appropriate procedure and careful use of equipment. Some of the major risks with dialysis include:
- Low Blood Pressure
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Bleeding At The Access Site
- Air Bubbles In The Blood
There are some other long term risks related with dialysis and dialysis dementia that is a neurological syndrome caused by aluminum compounds in the dialysis fluid is one of the most common risks.
Patients who need dialysis can get it free from Chirayu Superspeciality hospital in Mumbai. Our doctor will surgically install a device / tube to gain access to your blood stream before your first dialysis treatment. It is basically a fast operation, and you can go home on the same day. We advise it is best to wear comfortable clothing’s because they permit easy access to patient port or catheter. We are committed towards providing quality health care services to poor and needy patients.
We are aware that dialysis is a repetitive procedure, and patients undergo many investigations regularly. Keeping this in mind, we have listed ourselves with Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Aarogya Yojna that offers free dialysis to patients, particularly who are poor so that they are not deprived of quality care and dialysis.