What can I expect from hemodialysis?

Hemodialysis helps the body eliminate waste and excess water from your blood.

The aim of this procedure is to help you enjoy a healthier and longer life. Hemodialysis is also useful for patients who wait for a kidney transplant. This procedure takes less time than peritoneal dialysis: typically, there are three sessions per week, each one lasting 3-5 hours. Between the sessions, you should maintain a particular type of diet that will minimize the buildup of waste and water. Your doctor will provide you all the indications you need to follow from a dietary standpoint.

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