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Hemodialysis can be safely done at your home . Do you know your treatment options ?

Call  us at kingwood kidney associates 281-401-9540 to schedule your appointment to learn about home hemodialysis. We have an experienced team who can make it possible. We train and give you all the support you need to get independent. Our dialysis center is located in humble and has been a leader in providing this service to the community for 5 years now.

You can also schedule your appointment online using the booking tool on this page. Book your examination today.

Different types of home hemodialysis

Three types of hemodialysis can be performed at home. They are:

1. Conventional home hemodialysis: You do this three times a week for three to four hours or longer each time. You and your care partner are trained to do dialysis safely and to handle any problems that may come up. Training may take 6- 8 weeks .

2. Short intermittent home hemodialysis: This is usually done four to five times  a week using new machines designed for short daily home treatment. We use NxStage machines at our dialysis clinic. They are compact and user friendly. Treatments usually last about three  hours each. You and your care partner are trained over 6-8 weeks. 

3. Nocturnal home hemodialysis: Long, slow treatments done at night while you sleep. You may do this kind of dialysis six nights a week or every other night.  Treatments usually last about six to eight hours. You and your care partner are trained over 6-8 weeks. 

It is also possible to combine daily and nocturnal home hemodialysis. We can prescribe the best option that suits your needs and your lifestyle. 

 

 

Benefits of  home hemodialysis

Many reports indicate that people using short daily and nocturnal home hemodialysis:

Because you are doing dialysis more often, less fluid generally needs to be removed each time. This reduces symptoms like headaches, nausea, cramping and feeling “washed out” after treatment.

Call  us at kingwood kidney associates 281-401-9540 to schedule your appointment to learn about home hemodialysis. We have an experienced team who can make it possible. We train and give you all the support you need to get independent. Our dialysis center is located in humble and has been a leader in providing this service to the community for 5 years now.

 

You can also schedule your appointment online using the booking tool on this page. Book your examination today.

 

Author
Dr. Sowmya Puthalapattu Sowmya Puthalapattu, MD, or Dr. Sowmya as she’s known to patients, is an experienced board-certified nephrologist and internal medicine physician at Kingwood Kidney Associates, with offices in Kingwood and The Woodlands, Texas. Dedicated to providing her patients with comprehensive individualized care, Dr. Puthalapattu believes in the importance of active listening and having an open and creative clinical mind to provide the right care to meet her patients’ needs. She is faculty and Subspeciality education coordinator for Nephrology at IM GME program HCA Kingwood . Her areas of specialty include chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, hyponatremia, and high blood pressure. A resident of The Woodlands, Texas, Dr. Puthalapattu spends her free time with her husband and two children. Her favorite activities include hiking and traveling.

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