Kidney Dialysis: A life-saving treatment at Adena
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There are two main types of dialysis, but both are designed to cleanse the blood of toxins and waste when the kidneys can no longer do it on their own. Adena provides both types of dialysis at [locations]
Hemodialysis is the most common method of dialysis. An “access” point is surgically inserted into the patient’s body, usually in the forearm, where the blood is removed a few ounces at a time, filtered through a machine which cleans the blood of the toxins, and then returned to the body. This process can take 3-5 hours and most people who are treated with hemodialysis must go to a clinic 2-3 times per week for treatment.
Peritoneal Dialysis utilizes the lining of the patient’s abdomen as a filter for the blood. A catheter is surgically inserted into the patient’s abdomen where a cleansing fluid, called dialysate, can enter the abdomen. The dialysate will remain in the abdomen for several hours as it absorbs the wastes that have been filtered through the lining of the abdomen and then drained out and replaced with fresh dialysate. This process can be performed by the patient at home and must be done 4-5 times a day. The other option is the patient can be hooked to a machine that will add and drain the fluid overnight, while the patient is sleeping.
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Adena Kidney Specialists
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Adena Medical Office Building
4439 State Route 159
Chillicothe, OH 45601