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Kidney dialysis is a life-support treatment which uses a special machine to filter harmful wastes, salts and excess fluids from your blood. It restores the blood to a normal and healthy balance. It does some of the similar things done by healthy kidneys. It keeps a safe level of certain chemicals in your blood, such as potassium, sodium and bicarbonate. Kidney dialysis helps in controlling blood pressure as well. It is required when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your bodily needs. You need kidney dialysis when you develop end stage kidney failure.

There are two kinds of Kidney Dialysis, namely Hemodialysis and Peritoneal kidney dialysis. In hemodialysis, an artificial kidney (hemodialyzer) is used to removewaste material, chemicals and excess fluids from your blood. Doctor needs to make an entrance into your blood vessels to get blood into artificial kidney. It is done by performing minor surgery to the arm or leg. Normally, each hemodialysis treatment lasts for around four hours and is being carried out three times a week.

The blood is cleaned inside your body in the peritoneal kidney dialysis. Doctor performs a surgery to place aplastic tube called catheter into your abdomen to make an access. The abdominal area which is also called peritoneal cavity is filled with dialysate through the catheter during the treatment.  The blood stays in the arteries and veins that line your peritoneal cavity. Extra fluid and waste products are drawn out of your blood and into the dialysate. There are two major kinds of peritoneal kidney dialysis – Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) and Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD).


Most of the kidney dialysis patients live normal lives. Indeed kidney dialysis makes you feel better because it treats several problems caused by kidney failure. Shushrusha Hospital Nerul is one of the best health care hospitals which renders medical facilities in Artificial Kidney Dialysis.  

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