About Dialysis From First Class Kidney Care in Lighthouse Point, Florida
After your kidney function has reduced to fifteen percent or less, dialysis can perform the work of your kidneys to improve your overall health until transplanted.
The length of your dialysis treatments depends on a number of factors, including your kidney function, your size, how much fluid weight you gain between appointments, and how much waste has to be filtered out.
Hemodialysis utilizes dialyzer filters inside an artificial kidney machine to do the work of your kidneys, cleansing your blood after it is withdrawn from your body. Excess fluids, salts, and toxins are removed from your blood through surgically placed blood vessel access. After your blood is run through the hemodialyzer, then it is returned to your body.
Home Hemodialysis (NX Stage)
Just like in-center hemodialysis, your home hemodialysis machine filters waste, salt and extra fluid from your blood when your kidneys are no longer healthy enough to do this on their own. Home hemodialysis allows you to dialyze on your own schedule- morning, noon or at night which gives you the independence and flexibility of leading a normal life while on dialysis.
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) filters out excess fluids, salts, and toxins just like hemodialysis does. However, it performs this process through your peritoneum (the lining of your belly). A catheter is surgically placed in your abdominal cavity to allow dialysate, a cleaning solution, into the area. The dialysate draws fluids and waste out of your blood, allowing your body to perform the natural filtration duty of the kidneys.
For Patient-Centered Dialysis Treatment With Comfort and Compassion, Choose First Class Kidney Care
At First Class Kidney Care, we offer both in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
We currently offer four stations for hemodialysis patients and one for peritoneal dialysis in a private setting, there you will receive personal, one-on-one attention.
Our PD nurse offers in-center training on the dialysate, as well as in-home training, where you will learn everything from proper hand washing to self-care after treatment for either continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) or automated peritoneal dialysis (APD). If you are on APD, you will learn how to use the special machine called a cycler.
Our caring professionals are dedicated to providing care that is respectful of and responsive to your individual patient preferences, needs, and values. Your concerns always guide our clinical decisions. For quality kidney care in a quiet, intimate setting where you’re free to relax in comfort, call First Class for dialysis in Lighthouse Point today at (754) 307-9256.