Dialysis Basics

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Renal failure is potentially life-threatening. While dialysis isn’t a cure for renal failure, it’s a type of supportive care that can sustain the patient until they can receive a kidney transplant, or for the rest of their life if a transplant is contraindicated.

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If the kidneys become damaged, such as in the case of renal failure, they become unable to filter waste properly, causing it to accumulate in the blood. Dialysis is a treatment used to artificially filter waste from the blood if the kidneys are no longer able to do so on their own.


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21 Apr 2022
Great intro to dialysis and easy to follow information
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