Hemodialysis is the most common type of dialysis. This process uses a dialysis machine to remove waste and extra fluid from the blood. The blood is removed from the body and filtered through the dialyzer. The filtered blood is then returned to the body.
Hemodialysis treatments usually last 3 to 5 hours & are performed 3 times per week. However, hemodialysis treatment can also be completed in shorter, more frequent sessions. Most hemodialysis treatments are performed at a hospital, doctor’s office, or dialysis centre.
The length of treatment depends on your body size, the amount of waste in your body, and the current state of your health. To get the blood to flow to the artificial kidney, your doctor will perform a procedure to create an entrance point (vascular access) into your blood vessels.There are three access types for hemodialysis:
Both the AV fistula and AV graft are designed for long-term dialysis treatments. The AV Fistula is the vascular access most recommended by the dialysis community; however, you and your doctor will decide which access is best for you. People who receive AV fistulas are healed and ready to begin hemodialysis 2 to 3 months after their surgery.
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