Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease

Streaming Video - 2008
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This program from The Doctor Is In deals with end-state renal disease-progressive kidney failure which, up until a generation ago, was routinely fatal but which can now be treated by means of hemodialysis and organ transplantation. Neither of these is simple, painless, or inexpensive; but both represent realistic alternatives to debilitating disease and may restore the patient to a full and normal life. The program covers the symptoms and some of the causes of kidney failure, explains how dialysis works, and covers the advantages and difficulties of kidney transplantation, including finding donor organs, tissue matching, and rejection.


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