Dialysis Ward is an outpatient facility that seeks to provide the best
care possible for patients who have kidney disease or kidney failure.
Our medical team of doctors, nurses and technicians are highly
experienced and trained to ensure the comfort and convenience of every
patient at each dialysis station.
keeps your body in balance by removing waste products, salt and extra
fluids from your blood, to prevent them from building up when your
kidneys can no longer do this. It also helps in keeping a safe level of
certain chemicals in your blood, such as potassium, sodium and
bicarbonate and in controlling your blood pressure.
At The Aga Khan University Hospital, we offer services for haemodialysis.
haemodialysis, a machine acts as an artificial kidney to remove waste
and excess fluids and chemicals from your blood. Before you can begin
your first haemodialysis session, you will need to have minor surgery in
your arm or leg to make an access (entrance) into your blood vessels.
This access site will be used to connect you to the dialysis machine and
is the site where blood and fluids will flow in and out of your body.
Before coming to the Dialysis Session,
will be asked to restrict the amount of water you drink, depending on
your weight. This is to prevent the excess accumulation of fluid in the
will be asked to follow a strict nutritional food plan, to prevent the
build-up of minerals (including sodium, potassium and phosphorus) in the
You will sit or lie on a bed.
You will be able to read, use your mobile phone and listen to music or go to sleep.
You may feel dizzy or have muscle cramps caused by the rapidly changing blood fluid levels in your body.
haemodialysis treatment lasts about four hours and may be done three
times per week. The time needed for your dialysis depends on:
How well your kidneys work
How much fluid weight you gain between treatments
How much waste you have in your body
The size of your body.
medical team at the Hospital will guide you on the care you will need
to take at home to prevent issues with changes in blood pressure.
You will also be educated on how to take care of the dialysis access site to prevent any possible infections.
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