Everything about dialysis, procedures, treatments and risk


Everything about dialysis, procedures, treatments, and risk

Dialysis is a process that filters your blood by removing excess fluid and waste from your body when the kidney fails to perform this process. National kidney foundation proves that the end stage of kidney failure occurs when your kidneys are just performing 10 to 15 percent.

Dialysis is a medical procedure or treatment which purifies and filters the blood with the help of a machine.

What Dialysis does?

• Dialysis holds your body in balance when your kidneys become failing.

• It removes extra salt, water, and waste to prevent your body from different other issues.

• Help to control blood pressure and regulate other chemicals in the body.

• Dialysis helps to keep your body as normal as possible

• Without dialysis salt and wastes are gather in the body and can create poison in the body and damage other organs.

Types of dialysis

 

Hemodialysis

In this process, the artificial kidney is used to clean extra fluid and waste from the blood. During this process, blood will be removed from the body and filtered by an artificial kidney. The filtered blood then returns to the body by the dialysis machine.

Peritoneal dialysis

In this process blood clean inside your body. The doctor will perform a surgery in which a tube called a catheter inserted into your abdomen. Throughout the process, your abdomen fills with dial-sate by the catheter. Extra waste and fluids from the blood will draw out with this treatment.

Risk Factors

Yes, dialysis has some risk factors:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Anemia
  • Itching
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Abdomen muscle weakening
  • Fever
  • Hernia
  • Stomach pain

Other treatments

Although dialysis is a bit expensive procedure not everyone can go through it. There are some other treatments that can help to protect you from dialysis.

One of the choices is anemia management. Another one is to maintain your blood pressure, drink more fluids, and keep yourself away from dehydration. Consult with your doctor before taking any inflammatory medication. Get away from smoking, alcohol, and depression.

A kidney transplant is also a great option and also a long-term commitment. For this, you should talk to your doctor if the transplant is good for you.

 

 


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