25
Feb

Four things to know about home dialysis

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As COVID-19 has made it extremely risky for dialysis patients to do in-person activities, many are turning their attention toward home dialysis. Interest in home dialysis has been trending upward in the last few years, but the pandemic has highlighted the need for home treatments more than ever. For those who are newly considering home dialysis, here are a few things you should know.

28
Jan

Home Dialysis and the COVID-19 Vaccine

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For the millions of Americans like you living with kidney disease, COVID-19 continues to pose a critical threat to your health, well-being, and treatment. The frequent addition of comorbid conditions like diabetes and hypertension puts kidney patients at even greater risk of facing life-threatening complications from COVID-19. Cincinnati Home Dialysis strongly urges our home dialysis patients to talk their care team about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

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.

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.

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.