What is Hemodialysis?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Home Hemodialysis HHD

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Hemodialysis is a method for removing waste products such as creatinine and urea, as well as free water from the blood when the kidneys are in renal failure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 16
Mild 9
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hemodialysis

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 7
Tiredness 3
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 2
Increased fatigue 2
Neurological fatigue 2
AV fistula bruising 1

Show all 27 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Hemodialysis

Dosage Patients
m,w,f 10
weekly 2
240 min weekly 1
daily 1

Adherence


Always
Patients
30
100%
Usually
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0
0%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
5
17%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
12
40%
A little hard to take
Patients
6
20%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
7
23%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
3
10%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
15
50%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
12
40%
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9 patient evaluations for Hemodialysis

apozreaction
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apozreaction
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
670
VL 0
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

See apozreaction's full Hemodialysis history

Jun 4, 2015 (Started May 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Kidney Failure)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Three times daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Bamse1989
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Bamse1989
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 47
Condition: Nephronophthisis 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: vb
I have:
Nephronophthisis

See Bamse1989's full Hemodialysis history

Mar 20, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 1983)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Kidney Failure)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Increased fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: In center hemodialysis Try your best to NEVER miss a treatment It makes a big difference in your health

  • 0 helpful marks
N3TH0
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N3TH0
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 36y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 4y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

See N3TH0's full Hemodialysis history

Nov 22, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Kidney Failure)
  • side effects
    Mild (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Advice & Tips: for the people that is about to taking it, be optimistic. It seems worst of what it really is. You must be very carefull with your catheter to avoid infecctions.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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