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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 kidney transplants produce survival outcomes among patients with obesity

Robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes among patients with obesity

Treatment for coronary heart disease is just as good as stents or bypass

Treatment for coronary heart disease is just as good as stents or bypass

High-protein diets may affect kidney health

High-protein diets may affect kidney health

New wearable, implantable devices may revolutionize treatment for kidney failure patients

New wearable, implantable devices may revolutionize treatment for kidney failure patients

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Bisphenol-s and bisphenol-f may have less impact on heart function than bisphenol-a

Dialysis patients panic as financial ‘life raft’ becomes unmoored

Dialysis patients panic as financial ‘life raft’ becomes unmoored

Acute kidney injury on the rise in hospitalized pregnant women

Acute kidney injury on the rise in hospitalized pregnant women

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

Study: Combination tests can predict severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children

Study: Combination tests can predict severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children

Higher risk for hospitalization among dialysis patients in communities with more Black residents

Higher risk for hospitalization among dialysis patients in communities with more Black residents

Kibow Biotech participates in ASN Kidney Week 2019

Kibow Biotech participates in ASN Kidney Week 2019

Home dialysis can benefit patients who receive urgent in-center hemodialysis

Home dialysis can benefit patients who receive urgent in-center hemodialysis

Home remote monitoring can prevent hospitalization, improve health of patients on peritoneal dialysis

Home remote monitoring can prevent hospitalization, improve health of patients on peritoneal dialysis

National effort to develop implantable bio-artificial kidney achieves key milestone

National effort to develop implantable bio-artificial kidney achieves key milestone

When caring for a sick spouse shakes a marriage to the core

When caring for a sick spouse shakes a marriage to the core

Novel mouse model can help monitor kidney disease progression and perform drug screening

Novel mouse model can help monitor kidney disease progression and perform drug screening

Study: Spherical exosomes could help in treating acute kidney injury

Study: Spherical exosomes could help in treating acute kidney injury

Kidney damage common in patients receiving immunotherapy for cancer, study finds

Kidney damage common in patients receiving immunotherapy for cancer, study finds

Grief grew into a mental health crisis and a $21,634 hospital bill

Grief grew into a mental health crisis and a $21,634 hospital bill

Can Probiotics Support Healthy Kidney Function?

Can Probiotics Support Healthy Kidney Function?