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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.
Study casts doubt on the reliability of donated kidney assessment for transplant

Study casts doubt on the reliability of donated kidney assessment for transplant

InDepth Pharmaceuticals to commercialize novel technique to predict kidney transplant success

InDepth Pharmaceuticals to commercialize novel technique to predict kidney transplant success

Critical Care Resuscitation Unit provides faster treatment, decreases patient's risk of death

Critical Care Resuscitation Unit provides faster treatment, decreases patient's risk of death

Scientists identify 'modifier gene' that determines severity of inherited kidney disease

Scientists identify 'modifier gene' that determines severity of inherited kidney disease

House Energy and Commerce Committee scheduled to hold hearing on immunosuppressive drug coverage

House Energy and Commerce Committee scheduled to hold hearing on immunosuppressive drug coverage

Heart transplants from hepatitis C–positive donors could help overcome organ shortage

Heart transplants from hepatitis C–positive donors could help overcome organ shortage

Study indicates opportunities to improve quality of in-hospital cardiac arrest care for dialysis patients

Study indicates opportunities to improve quality of in-hospital cardiac arrest care for dialysis patients

ART may not be completely effective in restoring immune protection, study suggests

ART may not be completely effective in restoring immune protection, study suggests

Coping with loss of hospital, rural town realizes: We don’t need a hospital

Coping with loss of hospital, rural town realizes: We don’t need a hospital

Researchers examine safety-net care for patients initiating maintenance dialysis in the U.S.

Researchers examine safety-net care for patients initiating maintenance dialysis in the U.S.

Study finds differences in dialysis mortality for racial/ethnic groups in U.S. territories and states

Study finds differences in dialysis mortality for racial/ethnic groups in U.S. territories and states

The number of people who need renal replacement therapy is increasing

The number of people who need renal replacement therapy is increasing

Routine cardiac stress test turns into lifesaving gift

Routine cardiac stress test turns into lifesaving gift

Jefferson hotspotting program uses team-based model to addresses hospital 'super utilizers'

Jefferson hotspotting program uses team-based model to addresses hospital 'super utilizers'

It’s not just you: Picking health insurance is hard. Here’s how to be smart about it.

It’s not just you: Picking health insurance is hard. Here’s how to be smart about it.

New dialysis approach provides high levels of satisfaction for kidney patients

New dialysis approach provides high levels of satisfaction for kidney patients

UIC researchers receive $2.9 million to study sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease

UIC researchers receive $2.9 million to study sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease

Coping with (power) loss: California’s hospitals, clinics, patients face new reality

Coping with (power) loss: California’s hospitals, clinics, patients face new reality

Nothing to sneeze at: The $2,659 bill to pluck doll’s shoe from child’s nostril

Nothing to sneeze at: The $2,659 bill to pluck doll’s shoe from child’s nostril

Study finds increase in peritoneal dialysis use in the U.S. after Medicare payment reform

Study finds increase in peritoneal dialysis use in the U.S. after Medicare payment reform