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Kidney Failure
How does kidney failure occur?
Kidney failure can arise from a number of different factors:
diabetes mellitus (type I and type II)
hypertension
infection
What happens when kidneys fail?
The body is unable to remove waste substances and excess H2O from the blood.
The waste substances include urea…

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week, although many patients buy their own machines and learn how to perform it at
home.
Peritoneal dialysis
The dialysis is done internally and not via a machine.
The filter is the body's own abdominal membrane (peritoneum).
Firstly a surgeon implants a permanent tube in the abdomen.
Dialysis fluid is…

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