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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For nurses feeling the strain of the pandemic, virus resurgence is ‘paralyzing’

For nurses feeling the strain of the pandemic, virus resurgence is ‘paralyzing’

Study highlights the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among Black, Hispanic patients

Study highlights the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among Black, Hispanic patients

New AHA COVID-19 CVD Registry details the disparities in care

New AHA COVID-19 CVD Registry details the disparities in care

Overweight and obesity in younger people associated with higher risk of severe COVID-19

Overweight and obesity in younger people associated with higher risk of severe COVID-19

Women with kidney failure have low rates of contraceptive use, research finds

Women with kidney failure have low rates of contraceptive use, research finds

Experts publish Consensus Statement on management of osteoporosis in patients with CKD G4–G5D

Experts publish Consensus Statement on management of osteoporosis in patients with CKD G4–G5D

Robotic-assisted kidney transplant and weight loss surgery can be performed safely for obese patients

Robotic-assisted kidney transplant and weight loss surgery can be performed safely for obese patients

Researchers develop a unique method of identifying early signs of acute kidney injury

Researchers develop a unique method of identifying early signs of acute kidney injury

Symptoms and outcomes of 3.32 million people tested for SARS-CoV-2

Symptoms and outcomes of 3.32 million people tested for SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 mortality rate declines significantly in Sweden

COVID-19 mortality rate declines significantly in Sweden

High-impact clinical trial results could improve kidney-related medical care

High-impact clinical trial results could improve kidney-related medical care

Investigational drug offers benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes

Investigational drug offers benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes

Older COVID patients battle ‘brain fog,’ weakness and emotional turmoil

Older COVID patients battle ‘brain fog,’ weakness and emotional turmoil

Template for COVID-19 management in a rural health system

Template for COVID-19 management in a rural health system

Study reports children with chronic kidney disease may spend more time in hospital

Study reports children with chronic kidney disease may spend more time in hospital

NAM announces winners of the inaugural round of Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards

NAM announces winners of the inaugural round of Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards

Study: Deaths recorded during pandemic is higher than those attributed to COVID-19

Study: Deaths recorded during pandemic is higher than those attributed to COVID-19

Less than 10% of US adults have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Less than 10% of US adults have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Newer Type 2 diabetes medications could reduce kidney, heart disease risks

Newer Type 2 diabetes medications could reduce kidney, heart disease risks

Shielding strategy could be ineffective in reducing COVID-19 prevalence and mortality

Shielding strategy could be ineffective in reducing COVID-19 prevalence and mortality