WHAT IS DIALYSISDialysis is the artificial process of eliminating waste and unwanted water from the blood.
Dialysis is used for patients who have become ill and have acute kidney failure (temporary loss of kidney function), or for fairly stable patients who have permanently lost kidney function
When we are healthy our kidneys regulate our body levels of water and minerals, and remove waste..
NECESSITY OF DIALYSIS
Approximately 1,500 liters of blood are filtered by a healthy person's kidneys each day. We could not live if waste products were not removed from our kidneys. Without dialysis the amount of waste products in the blood would increase and eventually reach levels that would cause coma and death.
Dialysis is also used to rapidly remove toxins or drugs from the blood.