Nieltje had been living with Kidney Disease for almost 20 years and was determined to avoid dialysis at all cost. An independent person, in-center treatments were difficult to balance in-between taking care of her family and herself. Today as a solo patient, Nieltje has regained her independence and taken control over her life and treatments.

Risks and Responsibilities

The reported benefits of home hemodialysis (HHD) may not be experienced by all patients. The NxStage system is a prescription device. All forms of hemodialysis involve some risks.

Certain risks associated with hemodialysis treatment are increased when performing solo HHD; if patients experience needles coming out, blood loss, or very low blood pressure during solo HHD, they may lose consciousness or otherwise become impaired during any health emergency which, when alone, could result in significant injury or death.