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How many hours a day is dialysis treatment?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

There are 2 main ways to do dialysis.
The hemodialysis treatment is for 3-4 hours a day, 3 times a week.If done at night it can be done over 6-8 hours.If done at home it needs to be done for 5-6 days a week 2-2.5 hours daily, this is the best.

In brief: Variable

There are 2 main ways to do dialysis.
The hemodialysis treatment is for 3-4 hours a day, 3 times a week.If done at night it can be done over 6-8 hours.If done at home it needs to be done for 5-6 days a week 2-2.5 hours daily, this is the best.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 3 hours

Most people on hemodialysis are attached to the machine for 3 hours 3 times a week.
Some run a bit longer and some do run shorter. If you are on home hd you may run for just a couple of hours every day. The times are based on a number of factors including your type of access, salt levels, weight and how well you tolerate the treatment.

In brief: 3 hours

Most people on hemodialysis are attached to the machine for 3 hours 3 times a week.
Some run a bit longer and some do run shorter. If you are on home hd you may run for just a couple of hours every day. The times are based on a number of factors including your type of access, salt levels, weight and how well you tolerate the treatment.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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