Hemodialysis Treatment Comparison

  • Nocturnal hemodialysis (NHD) is a therapy that is done at night while you sleep.
  • Short daily hemodialysis (SDHD) is done more often and almost every day, but for less time.

Nocturnal hemodialysis and short daily hemodialysis are becoming more popular but may not be available everywhere.

Talk to you doctor about what type will work best for you.

How Often How Long Equipment Location
Conventional (CHD) 3 times per week 3-4 hours* Large machine built for in-center use Dialysis center or at home
Short Daily (SDHD) 5-6 times per week 2 ½-3 hours* Small machine built for home use Home
Nocturnal (NHD) 3-6 times per week 7-8 hours* Both types of machines Dialysis center or at home while sleeping

*On average; treatment times will vary based on each patient’s situation.

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