Your Notifications
All done, no notifications

Hemodialysis: Symptoms, Classification, Diagnosis & Recovery

Hemodialysis is a blood-cleaning treatment that involves the use of a dialysis machine and a specific filter known as an artificial kidney, or dialyzer. The doctor must gain access to your blood vessels in order to get your blood into the dialyzer. This is accomplished with minimal surgery, which is commonly performed on your arm.

During treatments, you sit or recline in a chair while your blood flows through a dialyzer, which is a filter that cleans your blood like an artificial kidney. The procedure involves following stages:

Preparation: Your blood pressure, pulse, and temperature are all measured. The skin around your access site, which is the spot where blood leaves your body and then returns during treatment, is cleansed.

Starting: Two needles are placed via the access site into your arm and taped in place to keep them secure during hemodialysis. The needles are connected to a dialyzer by a flexible plastic tubing. The dialyzer filters a few ounces of blood at a time through one tube, allowing wastes and excess fluids to pass from your blood into dialysate, a cleansing fluid. Through the second tube, filtered blood is returned to your body.

Symptoms: As excess fluid is removed from your body, you may experience nausea and abdominal pains — especially if you only get hemodialysis three times a week rather than more frequently. If you're having trouble with the procedure, talk to your doctor about how to reduce side effects by changing the speed of your hemodialysis, your medication, or your hemodialysis fluids.

Monitoring: Because your blood pressure and heart rate may fluctuate as extra fluid is drained from your body, your blood pressure and heart rate will be measured multiple times throughout each treatment.

Finishing: The needles are withdrawn from your access site when hemodialysis is completed, and a pressure dressing is put to prevent bleeding. It's possible that your weight will be measured again. After then, you're free to do anything you want until your next session.

Between hemodialysis sessions, you can help your hemodialysis obtain the best potential results by:

Choosing the correct meals to eat: Proper nutrition can help you enhance your hemodialysis results as well as your overall health. You'll need to keep a close eye on your fluid, protein, salt, potassium, and phosphorus intake while on hemodialysis. A nutritionist can assist you in creating a tailored food plan based on your weight, personal tastes, residual kidney function, and any other medical concerns you may have, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

Taking your drugs exactly as directed: Follow your health-care provider's directions to the letter.

Please Enquire

Required | alphabets and spaces
Required | A valid, working email address
Required | A valid contact

NOTE: With this information, I as a user, give MediGence the permission to access my healthcare related data and information to help me get the expert opinion. Read our Privacy Policy for more information.

Best Hemodialysis Hospitals

Equipped with more than 50 specialty institutes, Indraprastha Apollo was started with the vision of ...more


Private Rooms


Nursery / Nanny Services

Airport Pick up

ISO 9001Joint Commission International, or JCINational Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)
Parkway Pantai

Parkway Pantai

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

History Parkway Pantai Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is operating under the Parkway Pantai gro...more


family accomodation Accommodation

flight booking Airport Transfer

special dietery food Choice of Meals

interpreter services Interpreter

Joint Commission International, or JCI
Riyadh Care Hospital

Riyadh Care Hospital

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

History Riyadh care hospital is a highly specialized hospital with world-class infrastructure. The ...more


family accomodation Accommodation

flight booking Airport Transfer

special dietery food Choice of Meals

interpreter services Interpreter

Consult Online with World’s Best Hemodialysis

View All Doctors
Dr. Himmet Bora Uslu


Istanbul, Turkey

20 Years of experience

USD  195 for video consultation

Dr. Parag Vohra


Massachusetts, United States

19 of experience

USD  220 for video consultation

Dr. Varun Bansal


Dubai, U.A.E.

10 Years of experience

USD  140 for video consultation

Dr. Urmila Anandh


Faridabad, India

25 of experience

USD  45 for video consultation