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A treatment for kidney failure, dialysis performs the duty of your kidneys after the organs are no longer able to. It helps to eliminate waste products, toxins, and excess fluids in the blood. Dialysis can help you experience improved health and may even help you live longer. It can also delay or eliminate the need for a kidney transplant. Here’s what you should know about dialysis in Deerfield Beach.

You may be eligible for Medicare if your doctor has prescribed dialysis in Deerfield Beach.

If your health insurance doesn’t cover dialysis, or if you don’t already have health insurance, you may be eligible for Medicare. Medicare covers many supplies and services for patients in end stage renal failure (ESRD). Our patient coordinator, Vanessa Gumbs, can help you apply for Medicare to cover your dialysis expenses.

There are two main types of dialysis.

This includes hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. There are additional subtypes, including continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and automated peritoneal dialysis (APD). There are options that allow you to take dialysis at home. This gives you more independence and greater flexibility during treatment. Your kidney specialist will recommend the type of dialysis that best meets your healthcare needs.

The type of dialysis you receive determines how often you receive treatment.

Hemodialysis typically requires several treatments per week lasting several hours each. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is needed multiple times every day. There is a range of treatment time requirements depending on the type of dialysis you receive.

You should eat a kidney-friendly diet when undergoing dialysis in Deerfield Beach.

While receiving treatments, it’s important to follow a special diet to help support your kidneys and ensure your dialysis is as effective as possible. At First Class, we have an on-staff dietitian to help with your renal diet. They work with you to determine ways to improve your diet and overall health through the process, and even beyond.

If you need dialysis near Deerfield Beach, simply call First Class Kidney Care at 754-307-9256. Our team of compassionate kidney specialists is here to provide first-class care at our patient-first dialysis clinic.