Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nephrology Services.
Nova Scotia Health Authority
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Dialysis is a life-saving treatment which takes away waste and extra water from the blood. This pamphlet discusses why your kidneys are important and how you will feel if waste products build up in your blood. It defines acute kidney failure, dialysis, and hemodialysis. It discusses how long, and how often the treatment is needed and the special catheters needed for the treatment. Challenges for those living with kidney disease, resources available, as well as instructions for follow-up care ar…