Reasons for Kidney Dialysis

When your doctor informs you that you need the Kidney Dialysis procedure performed it can be scary. Learn exactly what the procedure involves, the reasons it needs to be performed and what the next steps could be.

Why Kidney Dialysis is Performed


Alternate Names for Kidney Dialysis:
Dialysis

Reasons for Procedure

The main functions of hemodialysis are to:

  • Remove waste and excess fluid from your blood
  • Control blood pressure
  • Keep a safe level of salts in the body, such as potassium, sodium, and chloride

It may also be done to remove toxins from the bloodstream quickly. This can be used in cases of poisoning or drug overdose.




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