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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Farxiga approved in the US for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in patients at risk of progression with and without type-2 diabetes

Farxiga approved in the US for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in patients at risk of progression with and without type-2 diabetes

Diaverum acquires booknowmed.com

Diaverum acquires booknowmed.com

Study could pave way for new therapies for kidney disease

Study could pave way for new therapies for kidney disease

CGH and SUTD develop lightweight monitoring device to detect real-time bleeding from wounds

CGH and SUTD develop lightweight monitoring device to detect real-time bleeding from wounds

FDA approves new drug for treatment of adults with chronic kidney disease

FDA approves new drug for treatment of adults with chronic kidney disease

COVID-19 survivors have increased risk of death for at least six months

COVID-19 survivors have increased risk of death for at least six months

Drugs can help prevent progression of cardiac hypertrophy in hemodialysis patients

Drugs can help prevent progression of cardiac hypertrophy in hemodialysis patients

Anti-diabetic drug metformin inhibits disease progression in Alport syndrome mouse model

Anti-diabetic drug metformin inhibits disease progression in Alport syndrome mouse model

Chemical modification of RNA appears to play a critical role in inherited kidney disorder

Chemical modification of RNA appears to play a critical role in inherited kidney disorder

FAIR Health adds new tools to support consumers as they navigate the healthcare system

FAIR Health adds new tools to support consumers as they navigate the healthcare system

Surgery to correct congenital heart disease linked to increased risk of adult hypertension

Surgery to correct congenital heart disease linked to increased risk of adult hypertension

Moderate cycling during dialysis could improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure

Moderate cycling during dialysis could improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure

2021 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting goes virtual for the first time

2021 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting goes virtual for the first time

Researchers identify factors linked to poor outcomes in patients with childhood-onset lupus

Researchers identify factors linked to poor outcomes in patients with childhood-onset lupus

Study: Patients with chronic kidney disease have high risk of acute kidney injury

Study: Patients with chronic kidney disease have high risk of acute kidney injury

The pressure is on to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease

The pressure is on to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease

New approach may lead to novel treatments for renal fibrosis

New approach may lead to novel treatments for renal fibrosis

Cats with chronic kidney disease may help inform treatment for humans in future

Cats with chronic kidney disease may help inform treatment for humans in future

Early tracheostomy could reduce recovery time in critical COVID-19, say researchers

Early tracheostomy could reduce recovery time in critical COVID-19, say researchers

Connecticut is doling out vaccines based strictly on age. It’s simpler, but is it fair?

Connecticut is doling out vaccines based strictly on age. It’s simpler, but is it fair?