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My mother will be 79 this month, and she has had weak kidneys for quite a while. The GP mentioned kidney dialysis at the last visit. She is actually going to the hospital for some tests next week, and after that we will know more. Can anyone tell me what the side effects of kidney dialysis are, in case we need to know?


I don't know what country you are in, but I found this wonderful website with lots of useful instructions -

On those pages, kidney dialysis is explained in detail and in plain English. I found it very useful myself, and I hope you will too.

One thing that I was wondering is why your mother needs kidney dialysis at 79? That does sound like she is a bit too old to still do kidney dialysis to me, but I am not sure.