What is Dialysis?
Dialysis, also known as renal replacement therapy (RRT), is a substitute treatment for kidney function and is required when kidney disease or renal failure prevent these organs from functioning properly.
The kidneys are a pair of organs in our abdomen that play many roles including filtering waste from the blood and removing excess fluid from the body, making them essential to life. When kidneys fail or do not function properly, the blood becomes toxic and the balance of fluids in the body becomes unregulated, leading to metabolic complications. Dialysis makes it possible for people with kidney disease and renal failure to continue leading productive lives even though their kidneys no longer function adequately.
Dialysis works by substituting kidney function in the comfort of a rested position, where advanced medical machines help filter waste products from the blood and return the body’s fluid to a healthy balance. Dialysis is a virtually painless procedure that typically takes several hours to complete. Patients may relax, watch TV, browse online, read and spend time with friends and family while receiving treatment, making dialysis a welcome and natural adjustment to their lifestyle. Professional and compassionate technicians at One on One ensure that your dialysis Houston treatment is always a comfortable experience and that you return to your day in better health. We offer both types of dialysis treatment for kidney disease and renal failure at One on One, including Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis. Each visit will include an evaluation of your health and condition to determine the most suitable dialysis solution on a day-to-day basis.