KB – What is Dialysis?

Dialysis is a procedure to filter the blood, made necessary when the kidneys can’t. But filter what? How does it replace what the kidneys do? What does it involve? First, why do we need kidneys (or an artificial substitute) at … Continue reading →

KB – Renal Failure

The kidneys are vital organs. They remove waste material, determine body fluid level, influence electrolyte concentrations, and even help regulate blood pressure. We are lucky that we have two, for kidney failure (also called renal failure) is a very serious … Continue reading →