Let’s face it, there is no cure for kidney failure. But with consistent quality treatment, it need not be the end of the world. It is still possible for patients to live long and fulfilling lives.
If I want to know about my health problem: my diagnosis, what I can expect, and my treatment options then I need to learn all I can and decide what treatment I want.
You may wish to visit one of our centres beforehand. If so, you can call us at Tel: +65 6397 3360 to arrange for a centre visit, we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. Alternatively, you can call our Nurse Manager at the centre which you have chosen for your treatment.
The treatment at our centres is called haemodialysis treatment, it is also referred to as dialysis treatment or simply treatment for short. The treatment time is around 4 hours, 3 times a week.
Kidney transplantation is a surgical procedure that places a healthy kidney from a donor into the patient’s body. The kidney can come from a living donor or from someone who has passed on recently. Living donors are usually family members. Regardless, the donor and recipient must be evaluated thoroughly to ensure that there is a good match.
Having kidney disease isn’t exactly the life we all imagined we’re going to live. Finding out that you have to go through countless dialysis treatments is truly disconcerting and frightening all at once. For both the patients and their loved ones, anxious thoughts such as “What is dialysis? Will it hurt?” “Will I be attached to a machine for the rest of my life?” “How will my family be affected? How will my life change?” easily come about.