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What is hemodialysis?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 25 years experience
Hemodialysis: When kidneys are no longer able to filter the blood and make urine, this causes toxins to build up in the body along with excess fluid. Hemodialysis is a therapy that filters waste, removes extra fluid and balances electrolytes. Blood is removed from the body and filtered through a man-made membrane and then the filtered blood is returned to the body.

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