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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.
New analysis reveals high rate of colon cancer screening among dialysis patients

New analysis reveals high rate of colon cancer screening among dialysis patients

Low dose of alternative anticoagulant may help prevent stroke in hemodialysis patients

Low dose of alternative anticoagulant may help prevent stroke in hemodialysis patients

Pharmacists with expanded role in patient oversight reduce hospital readmission rates, study shows

Pharmacists with expanded role in patient oversight reduce hospital readmission rates, study shows

New research reveals link between sickle cell trait and increased risk of developing kidney failure

New research reveals link between sickle cell trait and increased risk of developing kidney failure

International consortium aims to improve therapeutic options for diabetes-induced kidney disease

International consortium aims to improve therapeutic options for diabetes-induced kidney disease

New absorption technique helps improve quality of life for people with allergic asthma

New absorption technique helps improve quality of life for people with allergic asthma

Research provides insights on antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplant patients

Research provides insights on antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplant patients

Young children experience better long-term kidney transplant success than adults, study finds

Young children experience better long-term kidney transplant success than adults, study finds

HIV-infected individuals with kidney failure less likely to receive necessary transplant, study finds

HIV-infected individuals with kidney failure less likely to receive necessary transplant, study finds

Researchers reveal biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease

Researchers reveal biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease

Prolonged use of popular heartburn drugs linked to silent, gradual kidney damage

Prolonged use of popular heartburn drugs linked to silent, gradual kidney damage

Researchers develop new method to quickly diagnose kidney damage

Researchers develop new method to quickly diagnose kidney damage

Sickest children can successfully undergo liver transplantation with advances in critical care

Sickest children can successfully undergo liver transplantation with advances in critical care

Routine blood test that measures kidney function can predict short-term outcomes for stroke patients

Routine blood test that measures kidney function can predict short-term outcomes for stroke patients

Hemodialysis patients do not wish to receive treatment for depression, study shows

Hemodialysis patients do not wish to receive treatment for depression, study shows

Intravenous contrast media used in CT not linked to increased risk of acute kidney injury

Intravenous contrast media used in CT not linked to increased risk of acute kidney injury

Chronic kidney disease patients have high out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures, study finds

Chronic kidney disease patients have high out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures, study finds

Prevalence of atrial fibrillation in haemodialysis patients higher than previously thought

Prevalence of atrial fibrillation in haemodialysis patients higher than previously thought

Many nursing home residents with renal disease lack advance directives to address end-of-life care

Many nursing home residents with renal disease lack advance directives to address end-of-life care

Dense blood clots linked to increased risk of premature death in hemodialysis patients

Dense blood clots linked to increased risk of premature death in hemodialysis patients