Dialysis

When your kidneys are healthy, they clean your blood. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work your kidneys used to do. Unless you have a kidney transplant, you will need a treatment called dialysis.
What is Dialysis?

Dialysis is a treatment method that replicates the function of the kidneys when they are failing. In healthy individuals, the kidneys work to filter and remove waste products, excess fluid, salts and toxins from the blood.

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Novel drug combination shows promise for treating advanced skin cancers in kidney transplant recipients

Novel drug combination shows promise for treating advanced skin cancers in kidney transplant recipients

UT Health San Antonio scientist receives $1.2 million to implement early intervention measures for pre-diabetes

UT Health San Antonio scientist receives $1.2 million to implement early intervention measures for pre-diabetes

Resveratrol can combat Alzheimer's via inflammatory suppression, study shows

Resveratrol can combat Alzheimer's via inflammatory suppression, study shows

Scientists discover new genetic cause of inherited kidney disease

Scientists discover new genetic cause of inherited kidney disease

Cancer drug holds promise for shrinking polycystic kidney cysts

Cancer drug holds promise for shrinking polycystic kidney cysts

Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines show higher effectiveness against thromboembolic events

Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines show higher effectiveness against thromboembolic events

Delicate labor-industry deal in flux as Newsom revisits $25 minimum health wage

Delicate labor-industry deal in flux as Newsom revisits $25 minimum health wage

Technology powers accessible, personalized care at home in Asia-Pacific

Technology powers accessible, personalized care at home in Asia-Pacific

Scientists identify genetic and epigenetic culprits behind bilateral Wilms tumor

Scientists identify genetic and epigenetic culprits behind bilateral Wilms tumor

Experimental drug paired with a standard-care medication offers hope for kidney disease patients

Experimental drug paired with a standard-care medication offers hope for kidney disease patients

Researchers report progress in the search for more accurate blood markers for acute kidney injury

Researchers report progress in the search for more accurate blood markers for acute kidney injury

Hidden danger: Uncontrolled hypertension linked to increased kidney failure and mortality

Hidden danger: Uncontrolled hypertension linked to increased kidney failure and mortality

First study to report isolation of M. saskatchewanense from medical devices

First study to report isolation of M. saskatchewanense from medical devices

Ketogenic diet proved to be effective at controlling polycystic kidney disease

Ketogenic diet proved to be effective at controlling polycystic kidney disease

UB research identifies key mechanism in infantile cystinosis

UB research identifies key mechanism in infantile cystinosis

3D eye scans could help to track the progression of kidney disease

3D eye scans could help to track the progression of kidney disease

Balanced IV fluids can reduce death risk for critically ill patients

Balanced IV fluids can reduce death risk for critically ill patients

Social support needed to reduce the barriers in accessing cardiac rehabilitation

Social support needed to reduce the barriers in accessing cardiac rehabilitation

Rat study suggests hemodialysis plus ketogenic diet could enhance cancer treatment

Rat study suggests hemodialysis plus ketogenic diet could enhance cancer treatment

Single injection of new medication effectively eliminates Lp(a) for nearly one year

Single injection of new medication effectively eliminates Lp(a) for nearly one year