When do patients require dialysis?
Patients usually require dialysis when the waste products in their body become so high that they start to become sick from them. The ...
What types of dialysis are there?
There are two main types of dialysis: “hemodialysis” and “peritoneal dialysis.” Hemodialysis uses a special ...
What does the patient do during hemodialysis?
Treatment for hemodialysis usually takes place in a hemodialysis unit. This is a special building that is equipped with machines that ...
How do I care for my hemodialysis access?
It is important to take care of your access to prevent complications. Complications can occur even if you are careful, but are much ...
What is life on dialysis like?
Discomfort You may have some discomfort when the needles are put into your fistula or graft, but most patients have no other problems. ...
What does the patient do during peritoneal dialysis?
Peritoneal dialysis requires the patient to play a more active role in their dialysis treatment. Of primary importance is the ...
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