Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
When total kidney failure ensues, your blood must be cleaned and all excess of water must be drained from your body, otherwise, you can feel very unwell and your life can be in danger.
Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are two different technologies used to achieve this.
Both therapies have pros and cons, and on occasions, your medical condition might only allow one them. But in most instances, it is your personal preference the most important factor determining the best therapy for you. In your decision, you should consider how well each therapy suits your lifestyle and whether it is in tune with your preferences and priorities in life,
However, both modalities of dialysis are not as efficient as normal kidneys to eliminate toxins and excess of water, and both can have complications; therefore, if you have the option of kidney transplantation, this is the option that offers you the best chances for disease rehabilitation and increases your chances for a more prolonged lifespan with a higher quality of life.
Book an appointment below with Dr Francisco, our kidney doctor. He will be happy to discuss more details about all the options for the management of kidney failure:
-Haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
-Disease retardation if delaying dialysis