Dialysis at Vibra Healthcare
High Quality Kidney Services
Dialysis is a treatment method used to take care of kidneys that do not function properly—it essentially uses a machine to do the work diseased kidneys are no longer able to perform Dialysis is usually prescribed for patients in the advanced stages of kidney failure when you lose 85 to 90 percent of normal kidney function and develop a Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) of less than 15.
When your kidneys fail, Dialysis helps your kidneys and body by:
Regulating and control your blood pressure
Removing waste, excess water, and salt to prevent a build-up in your body
Maintaining appropriate chemical balances in the blood for nutrients like sodium and potassium
Kidney failure is incurable, and without a transplant, patients will require dialysis for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, our dialysis specialists have treated countless patients using this treatment method and have made the process as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Details about Dialysis
Some patients worry that dialysis will be a painful or uncomfortable procedure, but in truth it is a mostly painless process. You may experience some slight discomfort when the needles are inserted into your graft or fistula but the treatment itself is painless. Some patients may experience a slight drop in blood pressure, which may lead to stomach aches, nausea, headaches, or cramps. Over time, however, these symptoms usually stop.
While dialysis does the work of healthy kidneys, it cannot heal kidney disease and you will need a kidney transplant sometime in the future to stop dialysis treatments. Dialysis can continue treating patients indefinitely, meaning regular treatment will help you avoid serious complications. Our proficient and caring medical professionals will take excellent care of you, ensuring you get the high quality services you need and deserve.