An estimated 37,800 patients in the UK receive renal replacement therapy, which involves dialysis or a kidney transplant.
It can develop at any age and various conditions can lead to chronic kidney disease. However, it becomes more common with increasing age. It is estimated that about one in five men and one in four women between the ages of 65 and 74, and half of people aged 75 or more, have chronic kidney disease.
More than 400 patients in Britain die every year on waiting lists for an organ transplant. An estimated 37,800 patients in the UK receive renal replacement therapy, which involves dialysis or a kidney transplant.
There are two types of dialysis – haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis:
– Most people require three sessions a week, each lasting for four hours.
– Peritoneal dialysis
– The process of peritoneal dialysis lasts about 30-40 minutes and is usually repeated four times a day. Alternatively, it can be run overnight (in patient’s home).
Most major cities have dedicated dialysis units that can provide haemodialysis; there are also many smaller dialysis units based in hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. The frequency of dialysis for many a patient places continual restrictions on their lifestyle, also constant hospital journeys drain their energy levels.
Sugarman Health and Wellbeing’s flexible support pays complete focus to the needs of our clients, which reduces a client’s overall change in routine, allowing them to continue their lifestyle with minimised disruption. Our care workers monitor important issues such as drainage levels, fluid intake and affecting conditions such as skin care.