When Tina was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of 15, she went from being a normal teenager to being a patient. She’s been living with dialysis treatments her entire adult life. After getting married in 2007, she discovered home hemodialysis. Within a very short time, Tina had her energy and appetite back and felt so good she even went skydiving. Today she does nocturnal home hemodialysis and she no longer feels like she’s the patient. She’s a mother and a wife, and dialysis is just something she does.
NxStage’s System One gives patients the flexibility to perform their treatments during the day or at night while they sleep. Patients on NxStage typically perform treatments five to six days per week. Performing more frequent home hemodialysis may improve your quality of life and clinical benefits.
System One is a prescription device. All forms of hemodialysis, including treatments performed in-center and at home, involve some risks. In addition, there are certain risks unique to treatment in the home environment. Patients differ and not everyone will experience the reported benefits of more frequent home hemodialysis. Talk to your doctor to see if more frequent home hemodialysis during the day or overnight with NxStage is right for you.
Certain risks associated with hemodialysis treatment are increased when performing nocturnal therapy due to the length of treatment time and because therapy is performed while the patient and care partner are sleeping.