According to dictionary.com, dialysis is the separation of particles in a liquid on the basis of differences in their ability to pass through a membrane. Dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure and can prevent any waste products from reaching the blood stream. Symptoms for kidney failure take a long time to appear, but once symptoms do appear it can become difficult to diagnose a patient because the symptoms vary from person to person.
These symptoms can include:
- Frequently need to urinate (especially at night)
- Itchy skin
- Erectile dysfunction
- Shortness of breath
- Water retention (swollen feet, hands, and ankles)
- Blood in urine
- Protein in urine
Since kidney failure is such a hard disease to detect here at DV Medical Supply, Inc. we strongly recommend visiting your doctor at the first sign of any symptoms.