Dialysis is a technique in which a machine that functions like an artificial kidney filters the blood.
In hemodialysis, the entire blood is circulated outside the body in a machine called a dialyzer.
Hemodialysis helps the body to control blood pressure and maintain the proper balance of fluid and various minerals.
Some of the common side effects of hemodialysis are low blood pressure, access site infection, muscle cramps and blood clots.
The dialysis session will take up to 3 to 5 hours. During this time the doctor will monitor the vital signs.
Hemodialysis is a pain-free treatment, but the patient may feel some short discomfort when the needles are being put in the fistula or graft.
No, it can be done as an outpatient or day care procedure.
It might range from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 per session.