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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.
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

Endocrine Society’s new Scientific Statement offers guidance to spot hormonal causes of hypertension

Endocrine Society’s new Scientific Statement offers guidance to spot hormonal causes of hypertension

Study shows new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases

Study shows new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases

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