Frequently Asked Questions
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) describe as kidney damage or reduce kidney function the persist more than 3 months. Mostly CKD or end stage renal failure (ESRD) which requires dialysis or kidney transplant to keep you alive.
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is a total and permanent kidney failure. The body retain fluid and harmful waste builds up. You will need dialysis or a kidney transplant to keep you alive.
Dialysis is a way of cleaning your blood. It is a medical treatment for people with ESRD that does some of the work healthy kidneys would do including:
- Removing waste, salt, and extra water from your body
- Regulating your body’s fluid balance
- Helping to control your blood pressure.
There are 2 main types of dialysis which is Haemodialysis (HD) and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD). Both have different advantages and disadvantages. Patient will be brief by doctors and nurses on which treatment suits and best for them depending on your health, lifestyle, and other factors before choosing and proceed for the treatment.
Most people have the freedom to choose the treatment option the best fits their lifestyle and health needs, especially if decision is made before reaching ESRD. While a kidney transplant is considered the best treatment option on ESRD.
When choosing treatment, a kidney failure treatment, there are life stay factor that may help you and your doctor determine your best option. The more your treatments fits your life, the more likely you are to stay on track.
Yes, you may be on your special diet. Ask for your doctor and renal dietitian to find out the specific dietary requirements for your kidney condition.
No, it does not cure your kidney disease but it can help slow down the progress of the disease. You will need to have dialysis treatments for your whole life unless you are able to get a kidney transplant.
Yes, of course you can! There are many dialysis centres located around to keep you with the treatment. Make sure to book an appointment with dialysis centre nearby your travel destination.
- Your ID
- Medication and allergic list
- Latest dialysis information record
- Contact information and location of dialysis centre your plan to visit
- Emergency contact information
- Your primary dialysis centre phone number.
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Managing finance for dialysis treatment can be disturbing. To have someone assist you in this process would be will ease your mind.
In Avisena Dialysis our team will assist and guiding the process of getting medical benefit and coverage through funding body from government, private organisation or insurance company.
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