What is dialysis?

When kidneys do not work as expected, the functions they are supposed to be performing are impaired. The most important function of the kidneys is to remove wastes from the body. When the kidneys do not work as well as they should, the wastes in the body are not removed effectively.

This build up of wastes in the body is harmful for the body.

Dialysis is a process by which this waste is removed from the body. There are two types of dialysis:

1. Peritoneal Dialysis

2. Hemodialysis

There are several sub-types of these two main types.