Dialysis Access

The 4 Types of Dialysis Access

Kidney failure is a serious medical condition causing a person to rely on a procedure called dialysis. Dialysis involves using a machine to remove waste from your blood. Before starting your dialysis treatment, you need to have dialysis access placed. There are four different dialysis access types.  Central Venous Catheter The central venous catheter is …

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Getting to Know Dialysis Access is Step One in Optimal Health Management

Our kidneys work to clean and filter the blood. In instances where kidney function is severely diminished, a person may need dialysis, a treatment process that takes over that necessary filtering. In order for dialysis to begin, the patient requires the placement of a dialysis access portal of some sort. Access is the path through …

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What can be done until a patient receives a kidney transplant?

Your kidneys work hard to keep your blood clean and free from waste and toxins. In fact, they produce urine, which eliminates these toxins out of the body. When a patient has kidney failure or other type of kidney condition, their body may not be able to perform this anymore. This can be life-threatening without …

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What is hemodialysis?

The kidneys have a special function in the body. They are most well-known for helping product urine. However, they also help in filtering the blood, reducing waste and toxins. When a patient has kidney disease or kidney failure, their bodies may not be able to function as needed and may face life-threatening consequences. This is …

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