New to Dialysis

Kidney Korner: Dialysis FAQ Part 1

Starting dialysis is a huge lifestyle change that can come with a lot of loaded questions. Let’s explore some frequently asked questions with answers from our wonderful team at DialySuites Bartram Park! Q: What are my treatment options?A: Patients needing renal replacement therapy have 4 options: in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and transplantation. Each option has its pros, cons, requirements, and limitations. Take time to discuss your options with your nephrologist and dialysis care team.  Q: What are some …

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Kidney Korner: The Transplant Process

Did you know that dialysis isn’t the only option once you need to consider renal replacement therapy? Transplantation is also an option! Let’s break down what a transplant is, who qualifies, and how the process works.  What is a kidney transplant? A kidney transplant is when a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor is placed in the abdomen alongside the failing kidneys. A kidney transplant does not cure kidney disease, but it may …

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Learning the Dialysis Lifestyle

Dialysis requires a drastic change in a patient’s lifestyle in order to be successful and healthy. This can be a change in schedule, altering or creating new habits, and diet changes. It’s a daunting task. Below are some of the changes dialysis patients may go through and ways to combat the discomfort that may come from them.  Changes in diet Challenging Change: One of the biggest challenges dialysis patients face can be their change in …

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Kidney Korner: What is Dialysis?

This segment of the Kidney Korner is all about dialysis. Who needs it, what it is, the different modalities, our dialysis clinic, and more. We want to empower our patients by helping them understand that there is life on dialysis and we are here to help you live it to the fullest. This post will go over the most basic points of dialysis so we can expand upon them in the coming posts.  What is …

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Kidney Korner: The DialySuites Care Team

Starting dialysis is a huge lifestyle change. Additionally, it means seeing new faces and trusting new members of your care team. Let’s get to know who is involved in your care at DialySuites and how they help you on your journey.  Physician Your nephrologist, the kidney specialist, is the person who will prescribe your treatment and monitor your ongoing care. They will visit at least once a month to assess your health and the effectiveness …

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