What is Dialysis?

Dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that helps your body exclude all the unwanted toxins, waste products and excess fluids by filtering your blood. When kidneys fail, your body may face difficulties cleaning your blood and maintaining a chemical balance. Dialysis can take the place of some kidney function that help people live longer.

Who needs Dialysis?

When a person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) reaches end stage renal disease, also known as kidney failure or stage 5 CKD, the kidneys are no longer filtering and expelling the toxins out of the body the way they are expected to. Without treatment, these life-threatening toxins will accumulate in the body. At this point, dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant is needed to increase the life expectancy.

How does Dialysis work? What are the two types of dialysis?

Dialysis works by filtering toxins, waste and unwanted fluids from your blood through a semipermeable membrane.


This procedure filters your blood through a dialysis machine. Once you’re connected to the machine, blood flows into the machine, gets filtered and is returned to your body.

Peritoneal dialysis

In this, peritoneal dialysis uses the blood vessels in the lining of your abdomen along with a solution called dialysate to filter blood via a peritoneal catheter. With this method, blood doesn’t leave your body.

Dialysis treatment is prescribed by your doctor. You and your doctor, together, will discuss and decide the treatment options and determine what’s right for you. At Fortis International Hospitals, we provide the most reliable peritoneal dialysis treatment in Bangalore.

Facts about dialysis at a glance

  • Dialysis can replace many kidney functions.
  • Dialysis empowers people with kidney failure to live a proactive life.
  • There are 2 types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Many people are preferring home dialysis as it can offer greater flexibility over the ones where you need to visit a hospital.
  • The best dialysis option for you is the one that best suits your lifestyle and health needs.

At Fortis International Hospitals, patients are assured one of the top-quality renal dialysis treatments in Bangalore.