Why do dialysis treatments take so long?


Healthy kidneys work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Despite great strides in medicine and dialysis treatment, this procedure replaces only a small amount of kidney function. If your child is not getting adequate dialysis, they may begin to have symptoms of kidney failure, such as:

  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite