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.
In order to facilitate haemodialysis, a vascular access is inserted into the body through a minor surgery—a fistula, graft, or catheter. Also known as “lifeline,” one of these accesses will be used to insert needles and connect kidney failure patients to dialysis machines. Feel free to consult with your doctor about the type of access that is best suited for you.
Healthy kidneys work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, doing some of the most important tasks in the body. When kidneys stop working efficiently, dialysis is carried out to mimic the organ’s roles. Adequate dialysis means enough treatment to help you live long and well even with kidney disease.
Sexuality, fertility, and maintaining a positive body image are important aspects of life. However, these may be affected when you have kidney disease. Positive body image is a huge factor in sustaining a healthy psychological development while undergoing kidney dialysis.
It is important to make sure that you follow your treatment plan, which is specially designed for your specific condition. Making the commitment to total wellness may seem difficult at first, but this plan was uniquely devised to make sure you are able to live well and feel better as the treatment progresses. The cost of dialysis treatment here in Singapore may not come at a cheap price, but committing to you wellness will make it all worth it.
As you undergo dialysis, you’ll have a team of experts ready to answer your questions, address your concerns and ensure you receive the maximum benefit from the time you spend in treatment.