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In serious kidney disease, kidney function becomes woefully inadequate. In such a situation, it is by the process of "Dialysis" that waste products and excess fluids are removed from the blood. When this occurs using a machine is called hemodialysis, whereas dialysis using the natural filtering membrane of the body called "Peritoneum" is called Peritoneal Dialysis.

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Dialysis / Haemodialysis / Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

Kidney works a filtering unit for the body and helps in discarding waste products from blood stream.Kidney filters out waste products from blood stream. Normally 200 litres of water are filtered through the kidney daily and only about 2 liters are passed as urine. Usually, there...Read More

Posted on : Monday, July 12, 2010 12:00 AM
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why patient have giddiness while dialysis
Replied on Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:00 AM

Are there medical facilities to do these procedures for people living in small towns of India? How expensive will it be?
Replied on Saturday, May 29, 2010 12:00 AM

yes.. facility is available even in smaller towns in india in private hospitals.. just check out govt. hospitals @ district headquaters as dialysis facility is available in most of them and a bit low priced.. exact charges vary
Replied on Friday, June 11, 2010 12:00 AM
Can chronic kidney disease at stage 3b cause vagueness or confusion?
Replied on Monday, July 12, 2010 12:00 AM

my daddy age 71 yrs showing createnine 3.8 in apr,4.2 in june,4.8 in aug and 7.3 in sept.But not showing any clinical symtoms.plz any one can guide me what to do.
Replied on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:47 AM

I'm hooked up every night for nine hours on dialysis. I get 60,000IU of procrit a week. They just put me on steriods 30 mil. a day. I'm still tired, what do I need to do to feel better?
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