Double Filtration Plasmapheresis (DFPP)
Double Filtration Plasmapheresis (DFPP) is a blood purification process to get rid of pathogenic substances (viruses, auto-antibodies, immune complex, cholesterol, etc.) from our body by using specific filters for specific diseases. The DFPP is really simple. Blood is obtained from appropriate brachial, jugular or femoral veins. The DFPP system includes 2 filters. The blood from selective veins passes through the first filter called “Plasma separator” which is used to separate cellular components consisted of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets from the plasma. The plasma without the cellular components will pass through the second filter Called “Plasma component separator” where the macromolecular are selectively removed and discarded. This filter includes several special membranes that can specifically be chosen for patient with different disorder. (Example: some kind of membrane to filter viruses, auto-antibodies, immune complex cholesterol, etc.) After filtering harmful components from the plasma, non-viscous and clean plasma is returned together with the separated cellular components to the patient’s blood circulation. Hence, Double Filtration Plasmapheresis (DFPP) is the solution to treat the chronic diseases.
DFPP is suitable for whom?
DFPP (Direct Filtration Plasmapheresis) is suitable for individuals who have health issues and require urgent rehabilitation, such as:
- Individuals with neurological problems.
- Individuals at risk of coronary heart disease or blockage in the brain’s blood vessels and heart’s blood vessels.
- Individuals who require improved blood circulation and optimal functioning of the cardiovascular system and heart.
- Patients with hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
- Patients with immune system disorders, such as SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Individuals with allergies.
- Patients who need to reduce cholesterol and LDL levels in the blood.
- Individuals with high triglyceride levels in the blood.
- Individuals who need to eliminate toxins and increase oxygen in the blood.
- Individuals who want to strengthen their immune system, delay aging, and rejuvenate their skin, while protecting the body from abnormal cells.
- Individuals who want to maintain internal health, reduce the risk of blood vessel problems, and enhance the absorption of vitamins.
- HIV patients.
- Patients with high inflammation in the body.
Preparations before receiving DFPP services:
- Exercise the arm’s blood vessels by lifting weights, dumbbells, or squeezing a ball to make the blood vessels more visible, at least one week before the service.
- Drink 2 liters of water per day, one day before receiving the service
- Wear loose-fitting, comfortable short-sleeve shirts and soft fabrics. Avoid tight clothing and wear shorts pants.
Recommendations for post-DFPP practices:
- If there is a blood puncture site, apply cold compresses to the puncture site for the first 24 hours, and then switch to warm compresses after 24 hours.
- Avoid consuming high-fat foods, fried foods, fatty meats, and greasy foods.
- After the procedure, should get rest and sleep for 6-8 hours per day.