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Outpatient Dialysis in King City

What Does Dialysis Do?

Dialysis provides life-sustaining treatments when the kidneys are no longer able to function effectively. Dialysis is required when a person develops End Stage Renal Disease, which is frequently caused by diabetes and hypertension.

Like healthy kidneys, dialysis keeps your body in balance. Dialysis removes toxins, and water to prevent them from building up in the body. It assists in keeping safe levels of electrolytes in your blood, such as potassium, sodium, and bicarbonate.

Types of Dialysis

There are two different types of dialysis. Mee Memorial Healthcare System offers outpatient Hemodialysis. A dialysis machine is connected to your body. The blood is cleaned and returned to your body.

What Does Dialysis Look Like?

Dialysis treatments take time and usually last between four and five hours. The treatment is painless, but it does require a needle to pierce the skin to connect the equipment to the body. You may feel some side effects afterward, such as fatigue.

Will I Need Dialysis for the Rest of My Life?

Dialysis is not a cure for kidney failure, but it does allow you to live without the complications of failed kidneys and will allow you to maintain your health while waiting for a kidney transplant.

For more information about kidney disease and options, contact the National Kidney Foundation.

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