Renal Dialysis Service
The kidneys filter your blood by removing waste and excess fluid from your body. This waste is sent to the bladder to be eliminated when urination takes place.
Dialysis performs the function of the kidneys if they have failed. According to the National Kidney Foundation of Ghana, end-stage kidney failure occurs when the kidneys are performing at only 10 to 15 percent of their normal function.
Dialysis is a treatment that filters and purifies the blood using a machine. This helps keep your fluids and electrolytes in balance when the kidneys cannot do their job. At GARH, we perform different types of dialysis such as; Hemodialysis (It is the most common type of dialysis. This process uses an artificial kidney (hemodialyzer) to remove waste and extra fluid from the blood. The blood is removed from the body and filtered through the artificial kidney. The filtered blood is then returned to the body with the help of a dialysis machine). Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). This therapy is used primarily in the intensive care unit for people with acute kidney failure. It is also known as hemofiltration. A machine passes the blood through tubing. A filter then removes waste products and water. The blood is returned to the body, along with replacement fluid. This procedure is performed 12 to 24 hours a day.