HemodialysisMarch 9, 2023 2023-03-09 11:07
Hemodialysis is a medical treatment used to manage kidney failure. It involves removing waste and excess fluids from the blood by filtering it through a machine outside the body, then returning the cleaned blood to the body. Hemodialysis is usually done at a dialysis center or hospital by a team of trained medical professionals.
Symptoms of kidney failure can include
Kidney failure can result from a variety of conditions
Who should be treated
Patients with kidney failure who cannot be managed with medication alone may be candidates for hemodialysis. Hemodialysis is usually recommended for people whose kidneys are functioning at less than 15% of their normal capacity.
Dos and don'ts for acute kidney failure
Follow your diet and fluid restrictions as directed by your healthcare team.
How it is treated
During hemodialysis, a catheter or access point is inserted into the patient’s vein to allow blood to flow out of the body and through a dialysis machine. The machine cleans the blood by removing waste and excess fluids, then returns the cleaned blood back to the patient’s body. The hemodialysis process typically takes 3-5 hours and is performed several times a week, depending on the patient’s needs.