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When your kidneys are healthy, they clean your blood. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work your kidneys used to do. Unless you have a kidney transplant, you will need a treatment called dialysis.

There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both types filter your blood to rid your body of harmful wastes, extra salt and water. Hemodialysis does that with a machine. Peritoneal dialysis uses the lining of your abdomen, called the peritoneal membrane, to filter your blood. Each type has both risks and benefits. They also require that you follow a special diet. Your doctor can help you decide the best type of dialysis for you.
Medical transportation provider accused of disserving L.A.’s frail patients

Medical transportation provider accused of disserving L.A.’s frail patients

Study: Impaired thyroid function may affect dialysis patients’ health and well-being

Study: Impaired thyroid function may affect dialysis patients’ health and well-being

Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can be safe therapeutic for non-dialysis CKD patients

Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can be safe therapeutic for non-dialysis CKD patients

Discarding donated kidneys based on biopsy results may be inappropriate, say researchers

Discarding donated kidneys based on biopsy results may be inappropriate, say researchers

Catheter use during hemodialysis linked to increased rates of bloodstream infections

Catheter use during hemodialysis linked to increased rates of bloodstream infections

UD researchers combat chronic kidney disease with exercise

UD researchers combat chronic kidney disease with exercise

Elevated levels of suPAR protein combine with genetic mutation to trigger CKD in black people

Elevated levels of suPAR protein combine with genetic mutation to trigger CKD in black people

New mutation in MUC1 gene could be valuable biomarker for diagnosing kidney disease

New mutation in MUC1 gene could be valuable biomarker for diagnosing kidney disease

Target of Medicare insider trading case boasted he was unstoppable ‘beast’

Target of Medicare insider trading case boasted he was unstoppable ‘beast’

New treatment strategies increase lifespan of transplanted kidneys

New treatment strategies increase lifespan of transplanted kidneys

Diabetic donor kidneys may offer greater survival benefit to transplant candidates

Diabetic donor kidneys may offer greater survival benefit to transplant candidates

Multifunctional scales can monitor health and inform about life threatening conditions

Multifunctional scales can monitor health and inform about life threatening conditions

European researchers set up new network to boost use of MRI biomarkers in managing kidney disease

European researchers set up new network to boost use of MRI biomarkers in managing kidney disease

Fluid overload may increase risk of early death in kidney failure patients on hemodialysis

Fluid overload may increase risk of early death in kidney failure patients on hemodialysis

New treatment offers hope for kidney failure and transplant patients with rare disorder

New treatment offers hope for kidney failure and transplant patients with rare disorder

IU researchers discover new therapy with potential to reverse damage from acute kidney injury

IU researchers discover new therapy with potential to reverse damage from acute kidney injury

Scientists reveal unexpected route to slow progression of diabetic kidney disease

Scientists reveal unexpected route to slow progression of diabetic kidney disease

Global Kidney Health Atlas highlights huge gaps in CKD care and prevention

Global Kidney Health Atlas highlights huge gaps in CKD care and prevention

Noninvasive imaging test may spare benign kidney tumor patients from unnecessary surgery

Noninvasive imaging test may spare benign kidney tumor patients from unnecessary surgery

Ammonium levels in urine may help identify serious health risks in CKD patients

Ammonium levels in urine may help identify serious health risks in CKD patients