A 46-year-old member asked:
how does a dialysis machine work and what is it used for?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Cain answered
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood cleaning: Blood is pumped into a filter that allows toxins to pass into a salt solution that carries them away while delivering bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and other needed minerals. Excess fluid can be removed with the filter also, the blood then returns to the patient without the toxins, with less water and with corrected acid base status.
Answered on May 21, 2013
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