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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.
FARXIGA receives positive results in Phase III DECLARE-TIMI 58 cardiovascular outcomes trial

FARXIGA receives positive results in Phase III DECLARE-TIMI 58 cardiovascular outcomes trial

CHMP grants positive opinion for VENCLYXTO plus rituximab for treating relapsed/refractory CLL

CHMP grants positive opinion for VENCLYXTO plus rituximab for treating relapsed/refractory CLL

Inequality issues persist even under new U.S. kidney transplant allocation system

Inequality issues persist even under new U.S. kidney transplant allocation system

FDA approves new treatment for people with hairy cell leukemia

FDA approves new treatment for people with hairy cell leukemia

MAPK pathway mediates normal kidney development, reveals study

MAPK pathway mediates normal kidney development, reveals study

Trying to protect seniors, the most vulnerable, from formidable foe Florence

Trying to protect seniors, the most vulnerable, from formidable foe Florence

Consuming more caffeine may help reduce risk of death for people with kidney disease

Consuming more caffeine may help reduce risk of death for people with kidney disease

New LSU research aims to prevent kidney failure caused by type 2 diabetes

New LSU research aims to prevent kidney failure caused by type 2 diabetes

Innovative kidney matching process can improve success rates of kidney transplants

Innovative kidney matching process can improve success rates of kidney transplants

Innovative questionnaire reveals most common symptoms reported by people with kidney disease

Innovative questionnaire reveals most common symptoms reported by people with kidney disease

New minimally-invasive surgical technique may be most significant development in dialysis

New minimally-invasive surgical technique may be most significant development in dialysis

Study finds main reasons why people die after noncardiac surgery

Study finds main reasons why people die after noncardiac surgery

Biologic, environmental factors may be possible culprits for racial disparities in CKD progression

Biologic, environmental factors may be possible culprits for racial disparities in CKD progression

Antimicrobial stewardship programs in dialysis facilities can minimize infections, deaths, and costs

Antimicrobial stewardship programs in dialysis facilities can minimize infections, deaths, and costs

Researchers engineer peptide nanoparticles to outsmart biological system and target kidney cells

Researchers engineer peptide nanoparticles to outsmart biological system and target kidney cells

Tandem Diabetes Care introduces t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Basal-IQ Technology in the US

Tandem Diabetes Care introduces t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Basal-IQ Technology in the US

Exercise reduces symptoms and fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease

Exercise reduces symptoms and fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease

Advances in treating hep C lead to new option for transplant patients

Advances in treating hep C lead to new option for transplant patients

Medical nutrition therapy provided by RDNs benefits patients with chronic kidney disease

Medical nutrition therapy provided by RDNs benefits patients with chronic kidney disease

Older kidney disease patients on dialysis have higher dementia risk

Older kidney disease patients on dialysis have higher dementia risk