Haemodialysis is a way of cleansing the blood of toxins, extra salt and fluids through a dialysis machine. It helps maintain proper chemical balance such as potassium, sodium and chloride and keeps blood pressure under control.
A home-based treatment, where the inside lining of your abdomen acts as a natural filter. Wastes are removed by a sterile fluid, which flows in and drains out of your abdomen in cycles. There are 2 types of PD – Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis and Automated Peritoneal Dialysis.
Did you know that you, a family member or a friend can be a living kidney donor? Transplant is by far the best means of treatment, as the “replacement kidney” can substitute almost fully the lost functions of the failed kidneys, and allow the patient to lead a normal life.
NKF has broadened our scope of support for patients and their family members by providing resources and care programmes.