Patients who have experienced problems associated with their kidney may be faced with the reality of attending inpatient dialysis. Inpatient dialysis is a specialized treatment that needs to be cone regularly to maintain the function of the kidneys, which remove waste and fluid from the body. When the kidneys are failing or have been injured, it is important for this to continue to occur. To do so, patients will attend a practice such as Summit Healthcare for inpatient dialysis.
What is dialysis?
Dialysis is a specialized treatment designed to perform the functions of the kidneys when they are unable to do their job. This treatment option has been available to patients since the 1940s and continues to be the ideal way to maintain kidney function until further treatment can be performed. Inpatient dialysis requires the use of a specialized machine that filters and purifies the blood to keep electrolytes and fluids in balance when the kidneys can no longer do so. In addition, dialysis can also help maintain blood pressure, regulate chemical levels of the blood, and even improve absorption of calcium. Dialysis is used to keep the body running normally.
What is inpatient dialysis?
Inpatient dialysis requires patients to visit Summit Healthcare for their dialysis treatments. This may be several times a week for several hours at a time. The benefit of inpatient dialysis is patients can keep a routine schedule and have the treatment performed by trained and experienced staff to ensure it is done correctly. This also greatly reduces other medical risks, while monitoring the kidney’s functionality until further treatment can be performed.
What are alternatives to dialysis?
Dialysis can be time-consuming and costly. However, it may be the only option for patients who are not experiencing proper kidney function. The best treatment for a failing kidney is a kidney transplant.
Consider Summit Healthcare for your dialysis needs
With four convenient locations, our team of professionals can assist you with inpatient dialysis to improve your kidney function during this difficult time. Contact our main line at (928) 537-4375 to schedule a consultation visit with our doctors to learn more about this and other medical services available through our practice.