We are please to inform you that PCEA Chogoria Hospital is now offering Dialysis services.

What you need to know about dialysis.

The function of your kidneys is to purify your body by removing waste and excess fluid. Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the things done by healthy kidneys. It is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body’s needs.

What does dialysis do?

Removes waste, salt and extra water to prevent them from building up in the body.

Keeps a safe level of certain chemicals in your body such as potassium, sodium and bicarbonate.

Helps to control blood pressure.

Are there different types of dialysis?

Yes there are two types of dialysis-hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

At our institution we offer hemodialysis.

What is hemodialysis?

In hemodialysis,an artificial kidney-hemodialyzer-is used to remove waste and extra chemicals and fluid from your blood.To get into the artificial kidney,the doctor needs to make an access-entrance-into your blood vessels.This is done by minor surgery to your arm or leg.

Occasionally,an access is made by means of a narrow plastic tube called a catheter,which is inserted into a large vein in your neck.This type of access may be temporary,but is sometimes used for long term treatment.

How long do hemodialysis treatement last?

The time needed for your dialysis depends on:

  • How well your kidneys work.
  • How much fluid weight you gain between treatments.
  • How much waste you have in your body.
  • Your body size.

Usually each hemodialysis treatments lasts about 4 hours and is done 3 times per week. 

Will dialysis help cure the kidney disease?

No.Dialysis does some of the work done by healthy kidneys,but it does not cure your kidney disease.You will need to have the dialysis treatments for your whole life unless you are able to get a kidney transplant.

Is dialysis uncomfortable?

You may have discomfort when the needles are put into your fistula or graft,but most patients have no other problems.

Do dialysis patients feel normal?

Many patients live normal lives except for the time needed for treatments.Dialysis usually makes you feel better because it helps many of the problems caused by kidney failure.

Visit our hospital for this service at affordable rates.

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