People need dialysis when their kidneys begin to fail.
This is called End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The terms are used to describe people with decreased kidney function. This happens most often for people with Hypertension (HTN) or diabetes type I or type II.
There are other illnesses like polycystic kidney disease that can cause your kidneys to fail as well. Once someone enters (CKD) Stage 5, they are eligible to begin dialysis. In most cases, people are afraid to start dialysis and they put it off until they “crash into dialysis”.
This can result in the development of a metallic taste in the mouth (uremia) or other side effects such as general nausea for an extended period of time.
It is important to work with a nephrologist to plan your treatment after determining which one is right for you.
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Everything is delivered. I don’t do anything, but take a solution in the evening. It takes 15 minutes to do this. I sleep one. I’m even able to go dancing! Nothing bothers me. Between the nurses, the doctors, and the video conferences…any problem, I call and they’re there. It’s a wonderful thing that made me live better! The people that are involved with this company are the best. They’re there 24/7.
With Premier Dialysis, I'm able to medicate myself and still make my busy life so livable. I am able to work my two jobs, enjoy my life as a 26-year old, and go out into the world and still explore. It's as easy as cutting on a TV show and watching it until the bag is empty. In the AM, I plug my bag in and then I drain on the way to work. And then I go throughout the day, living a normal, very accessible life. My process is a little different from others. It's a 30 minutes process to fill and a 30 minutes process to drain.