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Kidneys are responsible for eliminating waste products from the body. They filter the blood and make urine. When kidneys are unable to go about the usual waste management to their fullest potential, toxins start to build up in the body. Acute renal failure and chronic kidney disease also occur when kidney function gets affected adversely. Hemodialysis is the therapy that is required at such times.

Hemodialysis treatment removes extra fluid from the body, filtering waste and maintaining electrolyte balance in one's body. A nephrologist uses an artificial kidney or hemodialyzer for purifying your blood by getting rid of wastes from it. Before the treatment, doctor notes down your vital sign statistics and the body weight. This is necessary to help the doctor get an understanding as to how much fluids are to be filtered from the body.

Before commencing dialysis treatment, the doctor has to create an access point on your skin for being able to remove blood and then return it back post filtration. During the dialysis, the doctor connects you to a filter or an artificial kidney. The blood is then slowly pumped out from the body into the dialyzer. After removing the waste and fluids, it is pumped back into the body.

The dialyzer is a machine which performs functions of kidney. The dialyzer comes in different sizes and has many small holes for filtration purposes. Post the hemodialysis, needles inserted at the time of creating access point are removed for dressing and preventing blood from oozing out.

The person's blood pressure and weight are closely monitored before and after treatment. Eating proper food in correct proportions is extremely necessary to get best results out of hemodialysis. It is also important that you take prescribed medication from time to time. It is also important to keep the access site free from any infection and further complications.

Contact your doctor immediately, if you experience one or more of these symptoms on returning home post hemodialysis: an irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, muscular cramps, nausea, vomiting and dizziness.

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