A recent article in New York Daily News covers home dialysis and the advantages for the patient.
"We now have the technology to deliver dialysis at home, an approach that has better outcomes for patients and is cheaper,” says Dr. Jaime Uribarri of Mount Sinai Hospital."
According to the report, out of approximately 400,000 Americans on dialysis, fewer than 30,000 of them across the country receive peritoneal dialysis, the most common form of home dialysis. Although home dialysis might sound extremely technical, just about anyone willing to participate in their own care can be trained to do it. And studies have shown that hemodialysis (the main dialysis centre treatment) and peritoneal dialysis are equally effective.
So what's stopping you from trying home dialysis?