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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.
Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis

Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis

Conformance of genetic characteristics found to be crucial for longer preservation of kidney graft

Conformance of genetic characteristics found to be crucial for longer preservation of kidney graft

Using Therapy Dogs to Reduce Stress and Improve Emotional Well-Being in Vulnerable Individuals

Using Therapy Dogs to Reduce Stress and Improve Emotional Well-Being in Vulnerable Individuals

Early use of norepinephrine could benefit patients with sepsis and low blood pressure

Early use of norepinephrine could benefit patients with sepsis and low blood pressure

Growing concern about incidence of chronic kidney disease

Growing concern about incidence of chronic kidney disease

Excessive suppression of GSK3 enzyme can trigger renal failure, finds study

Excessive suppression of GSK3 enzyme can trigger renal failure, finds study

Younger patients receiving kidney transplant more likely to live longer, shows data

Younger patients receiving kidney transplant more likely to live longer, shows data

New research tests Co-enzyme Q10 as potential treatment for Chronic Kidney disease

New research tests Co-enzyme Q10 as potential treatment for Chronic Kidney disease

Kidney patients have the highest number of comorbidities, shows study

Kidney patients have the highest number of comorbidities, shows study

Researchers compare scheduled vs. emergency-only dialysis among undocumented immigrants

Researchers compare scheduled vs. emergency-only dialysis among undocumented immigrants

Kidney failure is increasing in Australians under 50 with type 2 diabetes, study finds

Kidney failure is increasing in Australians under 50 with type 2 diabetes, study finds

EU Commission's Health Policy Platform to host EKHA program on transplantation

EU Commission's Health Policy Platform to host EKHA program on transplantation

Acutely injured deceased-donor kidneys are suitable for transplant, study suggests

Acutely injured deceased-donor kidneys are suitable for transplant, study suggests

Protecting powerhouse of cells could provide better way to treat acute kidney injury

Protecting powerhouse of cells could provide better way to treat acute kidney injury

Men with CKD more likely to experience disease progression and death than women

Men with CKD more likely to experience disease progression and death than women

CAR-T cell therapy appears to be promising option for treating large B-cell lymphoma

CAR-T cell therapy appears to be promising option for treating large B-cell lymphoma

Study examines whether taking multiple medications for heart failure can limit abilities in older adults

Study examines whether taking multiple medications for heart failure can limit abilities in older adults

New therapeutic drug monitoring service could benefit children with cancer

New therapeutic drug monitoring service could benefit children with cancer

Myriad biological, societal factors that impact CKD severity for children of African descent

Myriad biological, societal factors that impact CKD severity for children of African descent

Gene editing could be used to halt kidney disease in patients with Joubert syndrome

Gene editing could be used to halt kidney disease in patients with Joubert syndrome