Kidneys and dialysis

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Kidneys and dialysis.

Transplants and dialysis.

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  • Transplants only need one hospital appointment, whereas dialysis is a regular and time consumin (8 hours at a time).
  • Under dialysis means you have to restrict your diet, and not eat salty foods, where as if you have a transplant you can eat mostly anything.
  • Your body may reject the organ, and you also have to take immunosuppresent drugs to help the body accept the new kidney.
  • Over many years, the balance of subtances in the blood may become harder to control by dialysis.

How does Dialysis work?

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