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Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Cleaning of blood: There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both types filter your blood to rid your body of harmful wastes, extra sal ... Read More
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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
41 years experience Transplant Surgery
Kidney failure treat: Kidneys are vital to keep the body in a stable condition, removing waste products, keeping water and electrolytes within very narrow range required fo ... Read More
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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Clean & Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Weinstein
21 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and ... Read More
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Dr. Jerry Light
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Peritoneal or hemo: There are 2 types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal. Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis ce ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Clean blood: Dialysis removes waste products from the blood and extra fluids to replace the function of the kidneys and prolong life. Without it death is usually e ... Read More
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis Effects: The process removes water and toxins from your body. It can also be used to add things back to your body such a calcium. This link may be helpful to ... Read More
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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidneys underperform: The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1 ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
NO,not a good: idea.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You never too old: You are never too old for dialysis in usa. I don't know in other countries.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Pritsiolas
21 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Less likely: Fertility is significantly decreased in patients on dialysis, but it is still possible to have children. If you become pregnant, however, your likeli ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Complex question: Assuming that you mean withdrawing dialysis permanently and allowing death. When the patient cannot benefit from the treatment. We prefer to not prolo ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
When kidneys fail: Dialysis is started when the function of the kidneys is inadequate to remove the metabolic byproducts of metabolism. In practice this is usually deter ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Potentially lifelong: The duration of dialysis is dependent on the reason that one starts dialysis. If the reason is chronic kidney disease, the dialysis if lifelong, unle ... Read More

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