Dialysis is a medical procedure used when the kidneys can no longer perform their vital functions. It is crucial for patients with kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). There are two main types: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
Why Dialysis is Done ?
- Kidney Failure: Dialysis is necessary when the kidneys fail due to acute or chronic conditions.
- End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD): ESRD patients require dialysis to stay alive.
- Transplant Preparation: It helps bridge the gap while awaiting a kidney transplant.