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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.
Robotic pets designed to care for older adults

Robotic pets designed to care for older adults

Unmanned aircraft delivers donor kidney to surgeons at UMMC for transplantation

Unmanned aircraft delivers donor kidney to surgeons at UMMC for transplantation

Older kidney disease patients starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought

Older kidney disease patients starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought

Changes to Medicare rules could support care innovation for dialysis

Changes to Medicare rules could support care innovation for dialysis

More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research

More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research

Novo Biosciences achieves major milestones in its new drug to treat heart disease and DMD

Novo Biosciences achieves major milestones in its new drug to treat heart disease and DMD

Making smarter decisions about where to recover after hospitalization

Making smarter decisions about where to recover after hospitalization

Mild cognitive impairment may be present in early stages of kidney disease

Mild cognitive impairment may be present in early stages of kidney disease

Lab-grown blood vessels provide hope for dialysis patients

Lab-grown blood vessels provide hope for dialysis patients

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis

Preventative cardioverter defibrillator implantation is of little benefit to kidney dialysis patients

Preventative cardioverter defibrillator implantation is of little benefit to kidney dialysis patients

Antiviral treatment improves survival for kidney transplant recipients infected with HBV or HCV

Antiviral treatment improves survival for kidney transplant recipients infected with HBV or HCV

Researchers develop new way to analyze mucus binding

Researchers develop new way to analyze mucus binding

Loss of Medicare coverage associated with kidney transplant outcomes

Loss of Medicare coverage associated with kidney transplant outcomes

Nano therapy reverses deadliest effects of chronic kidney disease in animal model

Nano therapy reverses deadliest effects of chronic kidney disease in animal model

Researchers create 3D vascularized proximal tubule model to study renal reabsorption

Researchers create 3D vascularized proximal tubule model to study renal reabsorption

Study: Using steroids during cardic bypass surgery did not reduce acute kidney injury risk

Study: Using steroids during cardic bypass surgery did not reduce acute kidney injury risk

Listening to older patients who want to stop dialysis

Listening to older patients who want to stop dialysis

Anti-rejection medications for kidney transplants linked to increased skin cancer risk

Anti-rejection medications for kidney transplants linked to increased skin cancer risk

Men are affected by kidney failure more often than women, new analysis shows

Men are affected by kidney failure more often than women, new analysis shows