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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the health risks of kidney dialysis machines?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Renal dialysis: machines do not dialyze the kidney. they remove toxins from the blood that the kidney normally does. So risks are; 1. You die without dialysis. I call this a bad risk. 2. You live longer and feel better. I call this a good risk. Other than that discuss you particular situation with your medical team.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How does kidney dialysis machine work?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Dialysis machine: The purpose of a dialysis machine (d) and the artificial kidney (a) used on it is to replace the function of the kidneys of a end stage renal disease kidney patient which do not work. The a filters the blood of the patient removing waste products and water the diseased kidneys of the patient cannot do. This prevents the patient dying of kidney failure.

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