Dialysis is the disposal of waste products and excess fluids from our bodies artificially using machines. The work of normal kidneys is to dispose of excess fluid and waste products from the blood via urine, and they get this job done very efficiently. Even if the function of the kidneys is deranged to some extent, our body manages to compensate for the lost function by the activation of certain protective mechanisms and therefore, no symptoms appear. If the damage is extensive, so much so that our body cannot make up for it, symptoms like increased blood pressure, anaemia, and abnormal urinary habits start appearing, implying the malfunctioning of various parts of the body. This happens in advanced chronic kidney disease or ESRD (end-stage renal disease). This situation can be fatal, affecting various organ systems and giving rise to a galore of complications. Hence, renal replacement therapy needs to be initiated to compensate for the lost function of kidneys in ESRD patients. The fluids and wastes need to be artificially removed from our blood to maintain normal electrolyte concentrations and fluid balance, which is the basis of dialysis.
Following clinical features improve after dialysis:
The following clinical features do not improve after dialysis:
The Department of Nephrology at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai offers comprehensive renal replacement therapy options for patients with chronic kidney disease. The hospital has been providing dialysis services for years through highly qualified specialists. The dialysis centre strives to assist patients with advanced kidney diseases by offering a fully equipped chronic kidney disease clinic where a dedicated team of doctors and allied medical professionals collaborate to provide comprehensive care to patients with renal disorders.
Home dialysis services with training and support are provided for both peritoneal and haemodialysis. Nutritional advice is offered to patients who require ongoing guidance from dieticians with experience in dealing with renal disorders. The dialysis centre has an effective staff-to-patient ratio with the staff members including certified chronic hemodialysis technicians, registered nurses, renal social worker, and a renal dietitian, all of whom work under the direction of a highly competent medical director to provide the highest quality of treatment and care for a wide range of renal diseases.