Kidneys are highly vascularized organs that are responsible for maintaining the body’s internal environment while performing a number of important regulatory, excretory and hormonal functions. Kidneys receive 20 to 25% of the resting cardiac output which is greater than 1000 ml/min/1.73m2
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has been declared worldwide as a public health issue.
The rise in diagnosis of CKD is multifactorial and, in part, is associated with the ageing population. In addition to people living longer, there have been improvements in chronic disease management. An important factor is the rise in the incidence of type 2 diabetes, which is expected to double in the next 25 years. This in turn will lead to an increased incidence of diabetic nephropathy, with approximately 30% progressing to the more severe stage 5 CKD. Other factors include an increase in CKD prevalence with age.Hemodialysis
Dialysis may be defined as a therapeutic procedure which aim is to replace the excretory functions of the kidney.
Once CKD stage 5 is reached it is necessary to provide a new kidney by transplantation, or for most patients to start dialysis, either haemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD).
Typically haemodialysis is performed three times per week for 3-5 hours in a hospital or clinic, but can also be done daily, as is the case of intensive HD.
Haemodialysis is an extracorporeal treatment where the blood is cleaned outside the body with the help of a dialysis machine, dialysis fluid, bloodlines and a dialyzer (artificial kidney). The word haemodialysis derived from two roots: haemo meaning blood and dialysis meaning separation in the sense of filtration or cleansing. The process is the filtration from the blood via a semipermeable membrane of metabolic waste products that are then, carried away in the dialysis fluid.
The choice of therapy is dependent on clinical assessment and also on the patients home and work situation.
If you feel like you need an dialysis care in good hands, to contact FO Healthcare enjoy your vacation a very economic and sightful way.
For most kidney patients, being on dialysis requires frequent visits to a hospital or clinic. Dialysis requires access to certain equipment and, in most cases, skilled healthcare staff. As medical care must be guaranteed, being away from home and the accustomed routine can be a challenge.
A programme which means that renal care patients easily can get access to dialysis care in another city or country – making it possible to visit family or go on holiday.
Many patients on dialysis can have a reasonably normal life and can travel, exercise, and work.
FO healthcare offers a high quality treatments in dialysis care.FO Healthcare offers a very well planned trip with guide and consultant, including;
• Your detailed treatmentschedule in Istanbul with all the logistics,
• A comprehensive discussion with your nephrologist about your treatment and medical outcomes.
• Your accommodation plan that best suits your needs,
• Pick-up from the airport to your hotel and the clinic, and vice-versa,