A Look at the Most Common Kidney Dialysis Questions

What Kidney Dialysis?

Kidney Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the things done by healthy kidneys. It is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body's needs.

When is needed kidney dialysis?

You need kidney transplantation when you develop end-stage renal failure, usually when you lose about 85 to 90 percent of your kidney function.

A Look at the Most Common Kidney Dialysis Questions

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Is kidney failure permanent?

Not always. Some types of acute renal failure better after the treatment. In some cases of acute renal failure, kidney dialysis may be required only for a short time until the kidneys get better.

Where do the kidney dialysis?

Kidney Dialysis can be done in a hospital, in renal dialysis units that are not part of a hospital, or at home. You and your doctor will determine the best place, based on your medical condition and your desires.

What is hemodialysis?

In hemodialysis, an artificial kidney is used to remove waste and extra chemicals and fluid from your blood. To get your blood into the artificial kidney, doctors need to make access to your veins. This is done with a small operation to an arm or leg.

Would kidney dialysis help cure kidney disease?

Renal dialysis is not doing some of the work of those healthy kidneys but does not cure your kidney disease. You will need to have dialysis treatments for your whole life unless you can get a kidney transplant.