You or your loved one may know what hemodialysis is due to experience. But, if not, we are here to shed some light on the matter.
What is hemodialysis?
It’s a procedure in which a dialysis machine and a special filter called an artificial kidney, or a dialyzer are used to clean your blood.
Why do would you need hemodialysis?
If your kidneys no longer remove enough wastes and fluid from your blood to keep you healthy, you will need dialysis. Kidney failure usually happens when you have only 10 to 15 percent of your kidney function left.
What are the causes and symptoms of kidney failure?
Some causes of kidney failure include diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney cysts, kidney inflammation, and blood vessel inflammation. Various symptoms of kidney failure can be nausea, vomiting, swelling, and fatigue. However, you can still have a dangerously high level of wastes in your blood without showing kidney failure symptoms.
How can you get dialysis if you need it?
A doctor needs to make an entrance into your blood vessels to get your blood into the dialyzer. Then, dialysis is done with minor surgery, usually to your arm.
Luckily, if you need dialysis, you can meet with a knowledgeable, caring, and
compassionate nephrologist at Doral Health & Wellness Dialysis Center.
Call 718-971-1952 to schedule an appointment at Doral Health & Wellness Dialysis Center to get in touch
with the best team of doctors healthcare has to offer.