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Overview of Dialysis

Overview of Dialysis

Dialysis is the main treatment for end-stage; renal disease (ESRD)
It replaces three main kidney tasks:
     • Removing wastes from the blood
     • Removing excess fluid from the blood
     • Keeping electrolytes (electrically charged particles) in balance

There are two types of dialysis:
     • Hemodialysis (HD)
     • Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

Hemodialysis is most common.

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