When kidneys fail to function properly, waste products,
toxins and fluid build up in the body. This results in severe harm to the body.
Modern medical technology has provided artificial kidneys, which we call
Dialysis is a process by which a person's blood is
cleaned of toxins that the kidneys normally would remove. Dialysis is
used when a person's kidneys are severely compromised. There are many
reasons for kidney damage but the most common ones are long term high
blood pressure, and diabetes mellitus.There are two main options available to the patients with severe kidney failure: dialysis treatments and kidney transplants.
are two main kinds of dialysis: Peritoneal and Hemodialysis. Peritoneal
dialysis is done in a patient’s home, by the patient, either alone or
with a helper. Peritoneal dialysis uses the body's peritoneal membrane
inside the abdominal cavity. The patient infuses glucose-based solution
into the abdominal cavity. The solution remains in the abdomen for
about some time, and then the patient drains fluid carrying toxins out.