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What symptoms does dialysis treat?

Dialysis treats many different symptoms, most of them related to two types of kidney failure: chronic and acute. Symptoms of chronic kidney failure, which develops more slowly, include increased blood pressure, low red blood cell count, frequent urination, nausea, a yellowness of the skin, and respiratory problems. Symptoms of acute kidney failure, which develops rather quickly, include swelling, tiredness, respiratory problems, and itchiness.

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