Home Haemodialysis (home dialysis)
Home dialysis gives you the freedom to do dialysis when you want to. It offers you the chance to dialyse more frequently and feel better as you remove the two day break. You have more freedom with your diet and fluid and in some cases a reduction in medications.
Anyone who is stable on treatment can do home dialysis, as long as you have space for the dialysis machine, and the machine can be close to water and drainage. In some cases having a carer or helper to support you is useful, but not necessary.
Home dialysis has proved to improve better blood pressure management which means less need for blood pressure medications, avoidance of intradialytic hypotension (e.g. low blood pressure during dialysis), more energy and feeling less washed-out after treatment. It shows decreased prevalence of sleep apnoea or improvement in severe cases of sleep apnoea, and there are less dietary and fluid restrictions.
Royal Derby Hospital
Renal Unit, Level 4
Nearest entrance: 9
Nearest car park: 1, 2 and 8
Telephone: 01332 789 919
Community number: 07717 050 401