27
Mar

Coronavirus and Home Dialysis

Tips to stay healthy

 

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In these unprecedented times, it’s normal to feel a range of emotions surrounding coronavirus. COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we interact with our world and each other. As a home dialysis patient, you might feel nervous about your risk of contracting the virus.

Here at Cincinnati Home Dialysis, your health and safety is our top priority. That’s why we’ve put together a list of steps you can take to minimize your risk and ease your mind. While at times it can feel like there is no end in sight, please remember that we are in this together and our collective action will help bring this virus under control.

28
Feb

Preparing your home for hemodialysis

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At Cincinnati Home Dialysis, we see the positive effects home hemodialysis has on the lives of our patients every day. They’re living life on their terms and seeing better outcomes in their overall health and wellbeing. If you’re willing to learn to dialyze at home, you’ll need to properly prepare your abode for treatment. Your care team will work with you to develop a personalized plan for your living situation, but in general, here are a few things to expect during the process.

08
Jan

Two Cincinnati Home Dialysis Nephrologists Named to Top Doctors List

Cincinnati Home Dialysis takes great pride in helping chronic kidney disease patients do dialysis on their terms – and other doctors in the greater Cincinnati area have noticed. Dr. Arshdeep Tindni and Dr. Vishesh Puri have been named to the annual Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctors list for 2020. The doctors honored were chosen by their peers.

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03
Dec

Holiday Tips for Home Dialysis Patients

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The holiday season can bring about mixed emotions, even for those without chronic kidney disease. You might feel resentful toward your body or sad for those who are no longer around to enjoy the holidays with you. By tuning in to your emotional needs, the holidays can be a joyful time for celebration and reflection. Here are a few tips to make the most of the season.

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: