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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.
Promising new drug being developed for polycystic kidney disease

Promising new drug being developed for polycystic kidney disease

Investors’ deep-pocket push to defend surprise medical bills

Investors’ deep-pocket push to defend surprise medical bills

California hospitals and nursing homes brace for wildfire blackouts

California hospitals and nursing homes brace for wildfire blackouts

Primary care physicians’ perceptions of barriers to chronic kidney disease management

Primary care physicians’ perceptions of barriers to chronic kidney disease management

Millions of diabetes patients are missing out on Medicare’s nutrition help

Millions of diabetes patients are missing out on Medicare’s nutrition help

Starving seniors: How America fails to feed its aging

Starving seniors: How America fails to feed its aging

Breakthrough study shows transplanting Hepatitis C-infected kidneys is safe

Breakthrough study shows transplanting Hepatitis C-infected kidneys is safe

Study finds transplantation of Hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys to uninfected recipients to be safe

Study finds transplantation of Hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys to uninfected recipients to be safe

Research reveals family perceptions of end-of-life care for patients with advanced CKD

Research reveals family perceptions of end-of-life care for patients with advanced CKD

Gout patients have higher risk of advanced kidney disease, study finds

Gout patients have higher risk of advanced kidney disease, study finds

Early planned delivery reduces impact of preterm pre-eclampsia

Early planned delivery reduces impact of preterm pre-eclampsia

Polycystic kidney disease may be preventable

Polycystic kidney disease may be preventable

French organ transplant centers more likely to accept kidneys discarded in the United States

French organ transplant centers more likely to accept kidneys discarded in the United States

Dialysis industry spends big to protect profits

Dialysis industry spends big to protect profits

Psychiatric disorders are prevalent among adults and kids with kidney failure

Psychiatric disorders are prevalent among adults and kids with kidney failure

Study finds increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive kidney transplants after Medicaid expansion

Study finds increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive kidney transplants after Medicaid expansion

Scientists demonstrate an in vitro kidney model

Scientists demonstrate an in vitro kidney model

Researchers describe histological features of urinary obstruction in humans for the first time

Researchers describe histological features of urinary obstruction in humans for the first time

Breakthrough study identifies specific antibody target implicated in neuropsychiatric lupus

Breakthrough study identifies specific antibody target implicated in neuropsychiatric lupus

Racial disparities found in pregnancy rates for kidney transplant recipients

Racial disparities found in pregnancy rates for kidney transplant recipients