July Newsletter

Starting dialysis is not the end: It is a new lifestyle!

Hemodialysis is the most common therapy to treat chronic kidney disease. Hemodialysis uses an “artificial kidney” called a dialyzer, and a machine, during treatment, part of your blood is led to the dialyzer through a system of sterile lines. The amount of blood that will be out of your body is the equivalent of 250-300 ml. An average adult has between 4 and 5 liters of blood in the body and can easily tolerate this small amount outside of their body.

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