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 do I need to know about caring for someone in dialysis treatment?
- Q What tests indicate whether I'm getting the right amount of dialysis?
- Q Can I prevent the need for dialysis?
- Q Is dialysis a common treatment for kidney failure?
- Q How does my child's diet need to change before dialysis?
- Q What can I do if I have nausea and vomiting when on dialysis?