The Hyderabad-based leading kidney care firm, Nephroplus Kidney Care Clinics has opened Nocturnal Dialyses service for working professionals, according to a Pharmabiz report. Nocturnal dialysis can be a real boon for working professionals as it allows patients to work at day and get treated at night without affecting their normal lives, notes the report.
In India around 2-4 lakh people develop end stage kidney disease each year indicating alarming rise in problems related to kidney. At times, the kidney patients are required to undergo dialysis three to four times a week, affecting their work schedules and at times their treatment. Nocturnal dialysis or dialysis done during night can provide the much needed panacea for working professionals who are undergoing dialysis regularly, the report pointed out.
Elaborating on the concept, Kamal Shah, Co-Founder and Director, Patient Services, Nephroplus kidney care clinics says: “Nocturnal dialysis is a new concept and yet to gain momentum in India. However, it can help people balance their personal and processional lives better. It also provides very good quality of life and patients generally feel very close to normal". Interestingly, Kamal Shah is a dialysis patient himself for the last 15 years and undergoes nocturnal dialysis at his house every night, the report said.
Dr Krishna, medical director of Nephroplus adds: “Nocturnal dialysis helps reduce stress level among patients. It is popular among corporate executives and young kidney patients, who have hectic professional life. It is a slow, gentle and lengthy process compared to normal hemodialysis as it purifies the blood better".
Citing other experts, the report said that apart from helping patients lead a normal life, nocturnal analysis has many benefits both emotionally and medically. Patients undergoing nocturnal dialysis respond better to treatment. This in turn improves the health of patients and they are allowed to live a less restrictive life. Not only that, nocturnal dialysis also helps patients to correct sleep apnoea and increase restorative sleep. These benefits can continue even on the dialysis off-nights, the report continued.
What is more, studies have revealed that psychologically, nocturnal dialysis patients have better control over their lives. As the treatment is done during night, patients undergoing nocturnal dialysis are able to do more with their life. They are able to channelise their time to work, attend school, take care of their children and enjoy social events during the day. Furthermore, as the schedule does not interfere with their working or social lives they need not tell people they are on dialysis and makes them feel more normal, added the report.