The kidneys filter your blood by removing waste and excess fluid from your body. This waste is sent to the bladder to be eliminated when you urinate.Dialysis performs the function of the kidneys if they’ve failed. According to the National Kidney Foundation, end-stage kidney failure occurs when the kidneys are performing at only 10 to 15 percent of their normal function.
Dialysis is a treatment that filters and purifies the blood using a machine. This helps keep your fluids and electrolytes in balance when the kidneys can’t do their job.
Hemodialysis is the most common type of dialysis. This process uses an artificial kidney (hemodialyzer) to remove waste and extra fluid from the blood. The blood is removed from the body and filtered through the artificial kidney.
Peritoneal dialysis involves surgery to implant a peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter into your abdomen. The catheter helps filter your blood through the peritoneum, a membrane in your abdomen.
Properly functioning kidneys prevent extra water, waste, and other impurities from accumulating in your body. They also help control blood pressure and regulate the levels of chemical elements in the blood. These elements may include sodium and potassium. Your kidneys even activate a form of vitamin D that improves the absorption of calcium.
When your kidneys can’t perform these functions due to disease or injury, dialysis can help keep the body running as normally as possible. Without dialysis, salts and other waste products will accumulate in the blood, poison the body, and damage other organs.
However, dialysis isn’t a cure for kidney disease or other problems affecting the kidneys. Different treatments may be needed to address those concerns. A kidney transplant is another option for some people. It’s also a long-term commitment. Talk to your doctor to see if a transplant is right for you.
The Dialysis Centre at Bahra Hospital, Mohali has 10 state of art, most advanced Dialysis machines from Fresenius, Germany. The dialysis machines are backed by a centralized RO plant. There are 2 machines which are used exclusively on HIV or Hepatitis patients. Each dialysis session takes 3-4 hours and the cost of Hemodialysis is Rs. 1600 for each session. The cost of Dialyzer is Rs. 1000 which can be used 3-4 times after washing thoroughly. It is however not advised to reuse the dialyzer but if the patient has economic constraints then it is better to reuse the dialyzer and have the required number of sessions in a week rather than cutting on the sessions to save money. Dialysis helps in maintaining the quality of life of the patient and is the best solution till a suitable donor for kidney transplant surgery is found. The cost of dialysis is in the range of Rs. 12-15 thousand per month while the cost of kidney transplant surgery will be in the range of 4-6 lacs but it is a one time cost.
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
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