Dialysis is a type of treatment that helps your body remove extra fluid and waste products from your blood when the kidneys are not able to. Dialysis was first used successfully in the 1940's and became a standard treatment for kidney failure starting in the 1970s.
This Action Plan aims to provide a blueprint for transforming kidney disease in Australia over the next 10 ten years with over 30 actions across 3 priority areas designed to address the most pressing needs in kidney disease.
Lifesaver dialysis: More than 3 million people worldwide need to regularly undergo this vital blood-cleansing procedure. When kidneys fail, dialysis takes over and performs their most important functions, removing waste products, toxins, and excessive salt and fluids from the patient’s body.
Hemodialysis is the process of cleaning the patient’s blood outside the body. Learn more about this renal replacement therapy option.
A type of low-carb, high-fat diet that's typically used to manage seizures for children with epilepsy could reverse kidney disease in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, a new animal study suggests.
If successful in humans, the so-called ketogenic diet could have the potential to replace dialysis, which is a procedure that artificially filters blood in place of a damaged or failed kidney.