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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Hot climates worsen chronic kidney disease outcomes

Hot climates worsen chronic kidney disease outcomes

Genetic analysis reveals hidden causes of chronic kidney disease in adults

Genetic analysis reveals hidden causes of chronic kidney disease in adults

Lab-synthesized heparin to transform drug manufacturing

Lab-synthesized heparin to transform drug manufacturing

Focusing on rare conditions could reduce kidney disease burden

Focusing on rare conditions could reduce kidney disease burden

Study offers new hope for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease and obesity

Study offers new hope for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease and obesity

New research identifies potential drug target to prevent kidney failure

New research identifies potential drug target to prevent kidney failure

Common age-associated changes in the blood found to be a risk factor for acute kidney injury

Common age-associated changes in the blood found to be a risk factor for acute kidney injury

New Medicare payment model challenges dialysis facilities serving patients with high social risk

New Medicare payment model challenges dialysis facilities serving patients with high social risk

Comprehensive protein analysis reveals potential targets for treating dialysis-related amyloidosis

Comprehensive protein analysis reveals potential targets for treating dialysis-related amyloidosis

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

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