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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Better, safer treatment option than saline solution may be available for hospital patients

Better, safer treatment option than saline solution may be available for hospital patients

Factory-calibrated continuous glucose monitor may be sufficiently accurate for use by dialysis patients

Factory-calibrated continuous glucose monitor may be sufficiently accurate for use by dialysis patients

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The FDA goes after nicotine

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The FDA goes after nicotine

Trump’s legacy looms large as Colorado aims to close the Hispanic insurance gap

Trump’s legacy looms large as Colorado aims to close the Hispanic insurance gap

Study finds vaccination hesitancy among parents of children with kidney disease or hypertension

Study finds vaccination hesitancy among parents of children with kidney disease or hypertension

New method can safely free patients from lifelong immunosuppression after kidney transplant

New method can safely free patients from lifelong immunosuppression after kidney transplant

Genetic screening algorithm can estimate a person's risk of developing chronic kidney disease

Genetic screening algorithm can estimate a person's risk of developing chronic kidney disease

Drug combinations may help to slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease

Drug combinations may help to slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease

Air pollution exposure associated with cardiovascular events among US hemodialysis patients

Air pollution exposure associated with cardiovascular events among US hemodialysis patients

Molnupiravir reduces hospitalizations and deaths in at-risk, unvaccinated adults with COVID

Molnupiravir reduces hospitalizations and deaths in at-risk, unvaccinated adults with COVID

Ketogenic diets may help ward off polycystic kidney disease

Ketogenic diets may help ward off polycystic kidney disease

Vaccination lowers the risk of experiencing severe COVID-19 in dialysis patients

Vaccination lowers the risk of experiencing severe COVID-19 in dialysis patients

Taco bowls and chicken curry: Medi-Cal delivers ready meals in grand health care experiment

Taco bowls and chicken curry: Medi-Cal delivers ready meals in grand health care experiment

Liver4Life research team treated damaged liver in a machine and then implanted the recovered organ

Liver4Life research team treated damaged liver in a machine and then implanted the recovered organ

Hemodialysis patients obtain a robust humoral response from a third dose of the BNT162b2 vaccine, study finds

Hemodialysis patients obtain a robust humoral response from a third dose of the BNT162b2 vaccine, study finds

Multidisciplinary care improves outcomes from chronic kidney disease

Multidisciplinary care improves outcomes from chronic kidney disease

Epigenetic markers associated with different risks of developing complications in type 2 diabetes

Epigenetic markers associated with different risks of developing complications in type 2 diabetes

Standard blood cancer test holds clear clues of rare IgD multiple myeloma

Standard blood cancer test holds clear clues of rare IgD multiple myeloma

Maintaining serum potassium level may lower hazard of peritonitis in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis

Maintaining serum potassium level may lower hazard of peritonitis in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis

Multi-country study provides a clear treatment option for IgA nephropathy

Multi-country study provides a clear treatment option for IgA nephropathy