Dialysis is an artificial procedure for the diffusion and ultra filtration
of blood for eliminating the waste material. It is performed on a patient
when the latter's kidney is not functioning properly due to a congenital
renal abnormality diabetes, kidney failure, etc. The two types of procedures are:
In this, blood is removed from the body and filtered through a semi-permeable
membrane called as dialyzer, also referred to as an artificial kidney, and
then the filtered blood is returned to the body. Our haemo dialysis unit is
well maintained by competent technologists and has state-of-the-art water
Based on the similar filtering process as that of Haemo dialysis, Peritoneal
Dialysis uses a peritoneal membrane instead of an artificial kidney.
The peritoneal membrane or the peritoneum is a thin covering that
outlines the abdominal cavity. Throughout dialysis, the abdominal
cavity is loaded with a dialysis liquid. Now since peritoneum is rich in tiny
blood vessels, it incessantly provides a supply of blood throughout the process
of filtration. The surplus fluid and contaminants in the blood move in the direction
of the dialysis, which is drained and replaced from time to time.