Dialysis Access Patients: 10 Common Terms You Should Know
Dialysis is a necessary treatment for patients with kidney failure. It completes the functions healthy kidneys usually perform, including removing waste and regulating the levels of certain chemicals in the blood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “15% of US adults—37 million people—are estimated to have chronic kidney disease.” Of those, as many as 9 in 10 adults don’t know they have it.
The physicians at Vascular & Vein Institute of Siouxland provide a full spectrum of dialysis access care and want to ensure patients are as informed as possible. Keep reading for common terms dialysis patients should know.Read More