Short Daily Home Hemodialysis
This form of Home Hemodialysis is for two to four hours each day, five to six times a week. Since less fluid is removed with each treatment, this type of dialysis can help prevent or relieve some of the more common side effects of three-times-a-week Hemodialysis like headaches, nausea, and cramping that can occur with other treatments.
Nighttime Home Hemodialysis
Consisting of long, slower treatments while you sleep, nighttime Home Hemodialysis offers you more freedom during the day. How often nighttime Home Hemodialysis is performed depends on the individual. The treatment schedule ranges from every other night up to six nights per week, with treatments lasting six to eight hours.
Conventional Home Hemodialysis
Conventional Home Hemodialysis is done on the same schedule as In-center Hemodialysis: three times per week, three to four hours each time.
Is home dialysis right for you?
Several conditions may prevent your doctor from prescribing HHD including a recent history of seizures or memory difficulties. To prevent patient injury or death, the patient and/or their care partner must promptly respond to alarms, hazards or when the patient's condition is compromised. Every patient is different so it is important to talk to your doctor, nurse and/or social worker to determine if there are other reasons HHD may not be right for you.