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When does a patient need to undergo dialysis?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
When kidneys fail: People are treated with dialysis when the kidneys are no longer able to perform their main functions: filtering out toxins and removing excess body fluids. For an excellent reference, look for the book "Help! I Need Dialysis!" by Dori Schatell and John Agar, MD. LGromkoMD

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