For many people, travel is a big part of enjoying life. Unfortunately, for in-center dialysis patients travel can be challenging at best. Travel may be confined to short trips during the days off on the weekend, or may involve spending weeks or months arranging for treatments at travel locations. For some, traveling is simply not an option.
This benefit stems from the portability of the NxStage System One.
Here's how more frequent home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One is different:
The innovative design of the NxStage System One makes it uniquely portable – and the therapy schedule is highly flexible. This combination allows dialysis patients wonderful travel opportunities for those who desire them. With the approval of their doctor and dialysis center, many home hemodialysis patients have enjoyed travel with their therapy.
Despite the health benefits that more frequent home hemodialysis may provide to those with chronic kidney disease, this form of therapy is not for everyone. The reported benefits of more frequent home hemodialysis may not be experienced by all patients. The risks associated with hemodialysis treatments in any environment include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, fluid overload, low blood pressure, heart-related issues, and vascular access complications. The medical devices used in hemodialysis therapies may add additional risks including air entering the bloodstream, and blood loss due to clotting or accidental disconnection of the blood tubing set. Certain risks are unique to the home. Treatments at home are done without the presence of medical personnel and on-site technical support. Patients and their care partners must be trained on what to do and how to get medical or technical help if needed.
To learn more about the responsibilities and risks of more frequent home hemodialysis, please click on Responsibilities & Risks of More Frequent Home Hemodialysis, and talk to your doctor to see if more frequent home hemodialysis with NxStage is right for you.