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Hemodialysis: Introduction

Hemodialysis: Hemodialysis is the most common method used to treat advanced and permanent kidney failure. Since the 1960s, when hemodialysis ... more about Hemodialysis.

Hemodialysis: A treatment used to remove toxic elements from the blood. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hemodialysis is available below.

Symptoms of Hemodialysis

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Hemodialysis: Complications

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Causes of Hemodialysis

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Hemodialysis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Hemodialysis

Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure Hemodialysis: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Hemodialysis is the most common method used to treat advanced and permanent kidney failure. Since the 1960s, when hemodialysis first became a practical treatment for kidney failure, we've learned much about how to make hemodialysis treatments more effective and minimize side effects. But even with better procedures and equipment, hemodialysis is still a complicated and inconvenient therapy that requires a coordinated effort from your whole health care team, including your nephrologist, dialysis nurse, dialysis technician, dietitian, and social worker. But the most important members of your health care team are you and your family. By learning about your treatment, you can work with your health care team to give yourself the best possible results, and you can lead a full, active life. (Source: excerpt from Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure Hemodialysis: NIDDK)

Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK (Excerpt)

The use of a machine to clean wastes from the blood after the kidneys have failed. The blood travels through tubes to a dialyzer , which removes wastes and extra fluid. The cleaned blood then flows through another set of tubes back into the body. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

Definitions of Hemodialysis:

Removal of certain elements from the blood based on the difference in their rates of diffusion through a semipermeable membrane. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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