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 Will I need to speak to a psychiatrist if I want to stop dialysis?
- Q Do children receive the same dialysis treatment as adults?
- Q Will dialysis restrict my normal activities?
- Q What determines my need for dialysis?
- Q Is dialysis expensive?
- Q Can I receive dialysis at home?