Dialysis works like an artificial kidney by removing waste from the body. In hemodialysis, the most common type of dialysis, the blood is removed from the body and waste is filtered from the blood before being pumped back into the body. This is done with either short- or long-term access to the bloodstream. Hemodialysis is usually required three times a week.
- Q What tests indicate whether I'm getting the right amount of dialysis?
- Q What can I do if I have nausea and vomiting when on dialysis?
- Q How does phosphorus affect people on dialysis?
- Q What determines my need for dialysis?
- Q What insurance will cover the cost of dialysis if I travel?
- Q How does a kidney dialysis machine work?