14
Oct

Managing stress with home dialysis

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As a home dialysis patient, a big part of your life is managing the physical aspects of your health. Between performing treatments, following diet recommendations from your care team, and maintaining an active lifestyle, it can be easy to let stress go unchecked.

Stress can wreak havoc on your body in the long term, and contribute to the worsening of chronic conditions like kidney disease. That’s why it’s so important to make mental and emotional health a part of your kidney care regimen.

At Cincinnati Home Dialysis, we support the holistic well-being of our patients from all walks of life. Here are a few of our recommendations for managing stress and negative thoughts.

04
Sep

Mental Health Tips for Managing Chronic Kidney Disease

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Coping with the physical effects of chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be stressful no matter how long ago you transitioned to the dialysis lifestyle. Fear and anxiety surrounding your health and your future are normal, but they don’t have to dominate your life. There are many ways to support your mental health and continue living well with CKD.

07
Aug

Become an Advocate for Your Kidney Health

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A diagnosis of any kind, including chronic kidney disease, doesn’t come with a manual on how to be a patient. Many patients often feel overwhelmed by their diagnosis and somewhat powerless in their treatment. At Cincinnati Home Dialysis, we believe it is imperative that our patients take an active role in their care. There are several things you can do to become an advocate for your health.

14
May

Which home dialysis treatment is right for me?

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Choosing a dialysis treatment can be overwhelming. That’s why we at Cincinnati Home Dialysis are strong advocates for treatment types that allow our patients to enjoy the most quality of life and independence they can. There are a lot of things you’ll need to consider before selecting the kidney disease treatment type that’s right for you, and we’re here to help you through this process.

30
Mar

4 ways to care for your kidneys every day

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As National Kidney Month comes to a close, we’re reminded that taking good care of your kidneys is a daily commitment throughout the year. Your kidneys play a key role in some of your body’s most vital functions, like filtering waste. That’s why we at Cincinnati Home Dialysis strongly encourage our community to take steps now to prevent kidney decline and the onset of kidney disease. This is all the more important if you are at risk for kidney disease.

Here are four ways you can show some love to your kidneys today and every day:

18
Feb

4 Heart Health Tips for Home Dialysis Patients

 

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February is American Heart Month. This month is all about raising heart heath awareness and adopting healthy behaviors. As a home dialysis patient, maintaining your heart health is critically important: heart disease is a leading cause of death for those with kidney failure. Even if you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, practicing heart healthy behaviors could prevent your condition from getting worse.

19
Nov

Home Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis: What’s the Difference?

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If you have chronic kidney disease, there are several types of dialysis that may be right for you. In general, dialysis is designed to perform similar functions that your kidney can no longer do effectively on its own. This means removing toxins and wastes from your bloodstream, maintaining your body’s chemical balance, and preventing extra water from accumulating in your body.

There are two main types of home dialysis treatment: home hemodialysis (HHD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD).