What is dialysis (hemodialysis)?

DialysisDialysis or hemodialysis is a process that takes your blood from your body and passes it through a dialysis machine which filters and removes most of the same waste that the kidneys would remove.   Dialysis is used primarily to take the place of lost kidney function.  It is important to note that for chronic kidney failure, dialysis typically does NOT help the kidneys heal. Therefore, dialysis is usually a life-long routine unless a kidney transplant is performed.

How long does hemodialysis take?

How long hemodialysis takes varies and depends on how many hours of treatment your doctor ordered. One form of dialysis is called hemodialysis.  Hemodialysis usually last three to five hours. Another form of dialysis is continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) which takes longer.  Finally, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) involves shorter but more frequent treatments.

Dialysis - Blood Leaving & Entering the ArmWhat does dialysis feel like?

You may feel a sting or pressure as the medical staff inserts the needles if you have a fistula or graft.  Once in place you should not feel the needles. Some patients have other symptoms during dialysis that include upset stomach, vomiting, dizziness, sweating, chills, shortness of breath, muscle cramps, headache, restlessness, or itching.

If you are on peritoneal dialysis, you may feel pressure or coolness as the dialysis fluid enters your body.  Other feelings may include a fullness in your abdomen, restlessness, or cramping.

Detox just starting, water is still clean.What is the best alternative for dialysis?

The best alternative for dialysis is dermal detoxification.  This alternative for dialysis allows your body to release the waste that your kidneys are unable to filter through the pores of your feet.  This alternative for dialysis is completely non-invasive. It only takes 30-60 minutes and, when done properly, the biggest thing you will feel is a sense of relaxation.  Some people may feel tingling in their feet or a faint pulling or a vibrating sensation.


Blood Cels After Detox

Blood cells before total body cleanse (alternative for dialysis). Cloudiness indicates toxins.

Blood Cels Before Detox

Blood cells before total body cleanse (alternative for dialysis). Cloudiness indicates toxins.


The “BEFORE” picture is a picture of the blood of a person just before they put their feet in the water for dermal detoxification (ionic detox). The cloudiness represents the toxins and waste that need to be removed.  Much of this waste would normally be removed by the kidneys.

The “AFTER” picture was taken immediately after the dermal detoxification process was finished. Notice that the cloudiness is gone. The toxins have been removed without help from the kidneys or dialysis.  Note that the round blood cells no longer have cloudiness also.  This means that the blood cells have been cleaned.  This is what is happening for the cells of the kidney also.  The cleansing of the blood and the cells in the blood and the kidneys is what makes our dermal detoxification process more effective than dialysis which only cleans the blood.

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Just imagine…instead of letting your kidneys just fester and get worse and worse until they have to be removed, you can actually help them to heal and begin to function almost normally again!  If you are thinking that this is too good to be true, at least consider the possibility.  Give it a try at Optimum Health.   You have so little to loose and so much to gain!  You would continue with dialysis until your physician tells you that dialysis is no longer needed.  No, Optimum Health is not a dialysis clinic.  Instead, Optimum Health is a natural healthcare center that may be able to help you heal your kidneys so you won’t need a dialysis clinic.


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