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What occurs when someone undergoes hemodialysis?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
See below: Hemo means blood, it is an artificial way of removing waste from the body, there is a artificial membrane/filter which allows the blood from your body to run against a special water solution and waste and excess electrolytes moves across to the water and is eliminated. It takes 3-4 hours 3 times a week in the centers to carry this out.

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