Definition of Dialysis:

The artificial process of cleaning wastes from the blood when kidneys fail.

Topics Related to Dialysis

Alport Syndrome

...the condition
“...Men with Alport Syndrome eventually require replacement of kidney function with dialysis or kidney transplantation...”

Anticoagulant / Blood Thinner

...as a treatment
“...Anticoagulants may be used as a medication for thrombotic disorders, or to stop clotting in medical equipment such as test tubes, blood transfusion bags, or renal dialysis equipment...”
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Baking Soda

...as a treatment
“...Kidney stones (baking soda makes urine less acidic, which reduces the likelihood of uric acid kidney stone formation); Kidney repair (baking soda is commonly used in dialysis and treating kidney damage...”

Chronic Renal Failure

...related topic
“...Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRI) is the early stage, kidneys unable to function properly but not requiring dialysis.  Symptoms are usually only obvious with advanced disease and include frequent urination, swelling, anemia, fatigue, weakness, headache, weak appetite, and then nausea, vomiting, bad breath...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...the condition
“...Dialysis or kidney transplant may eventually be required.”
...recommendation Homeopathic Remedies
“Reports by doctors using homeopathy say that patient response is better in those who have not yet started with dialysis.  Long-term constitutional therapy as well as therapy aimed at improving kidney function helps to keep the patient relatively free of symptoms and complications...”
...recommendation Baking Soda
“...The patients taking sodium bicarbonate were also less likely to develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD) which causes people with CKD to require regular dialysis.”
...recommendation against Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“The authors of the following study believe it shows that vitamin C supplementation leads to a significant increase in serum oxalate levels in dialysis patients.  In renal insufficiency, vitamin C levels were elevated, but not oxalate levels...”

Coffee Enema

...as a treatment
“...Physiological Chemistry and Physics has stated that "caffeine enemas cause dilation of bile ducts, which facilitates excretion of toxic cancer breakdown products by the liver and dialysis of toxic products across the colonic wall...”

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Dialysis is also needed at times to help the kidneys perform their function...”


...the condition
“...The following are risk factors for Hepatitis B, which your doctor should be told about ... Working in health care, such as in a medical laboratory or in dialysis...”
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Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption

...as a treatment
“...Patients undergoing dialysis may develop low levels of vitamin C, which can lead to capillary fragility...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Extended dialysis.  Patients treated with long-term dialysis may develop cysts in their kidneys, a risk factor for RCC...”

Kidney Disease

...our question about Low-carbohydrate dieting
“...The only treatments are kidney dialysis and kidney transplantation...”

Leg Cramps At Night

...the condition
“...Dialysis patients often complain of leg cramps, and pregnancy is also a factor...”


...the condition
“...In addition to those listed below, other causes include ... Dialysis...”


...the condition
“...There are three main types of peritonitis: spontaneous, secondary, and peritonitis associated with dialysis.  Also known as spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, spontaneous peritonitis is an infection that occurs as a complication of ascites (a collection of fluid in the peritoneal cavity)...”


...the condition
“...Dialysis therapy Patients who undergo dialysis regularly may be exposed to high levels of aluminum in dialysis fluids and medicines...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...As with RA, treatment for SLE depends on the symptoms and may include aspirin, rest, steroids, and anti-inflammatory and other drugs, as well as dialysis and high blood pressure medicine...”


...the condition
“...Treatment of uremia, which is directed at the underlying kidney disease, is usually with dialysis and renal transplantation.”

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...Caution must be advised regarding any use of vitamin C in cases of renal failure or dialysis.”
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