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Will Dialysis Help Cure Kidney Disease?

Posted on December 18, 2019 at 6:55 AM

Dialysis

 

Dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that is used to perform many normal functions of the kidneys. Dialysis is needed when your own kidneys can no longer function properly. Kidney dialysis is a lifelong process unless a kidney transplant is performed.

 

When is dialysis needed?

 

Dialysis is needed when you develop an end-stage kidney failure usually caused by chronic kidney disease. In end-stage kidney failure, your kidneys do not get better and you will need dialysis for the rest of your life.

 

Can dialysis cure kidney disease?

 

No, dialysis is a treatment for kidney disease, not a permanent cure. When kidneys fail, dialysis is chosen as a replacement. Dialysis is an artificial process that carefully eliminates wastes, salt, and extra water from the blood without removing substances the body needs. This process helps control blood pressure and keeps the body’s electrolytes in balance.

 

Types of kidney dialysis

 

Hemodialysis

 

Hemodialysis is a type of dialysis treatment that uses a machine to clean your blood. It can be performed at a dialysis center or at home.

 

Peritoneal dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis is a treatment that cleans your blood by using a cleaning solution called dialysate. Peritoneal dialysis may be done at home or wherever you have a private and clean area.

 

Kidney transplant

 

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person’s body who is suffering from end-stage kidney failure.

 

NU Hospitals in Bangalore, India is recognized as one of the best hospitals in Nephrology, Urology and Fertility (IVF) treatment over the last 20 years. At NU, kidney transplant team has extensive experience in the most complex types of kidney transplantation.

 

Learn more about transplants at NU Hospitals

 


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