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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.
10 to 20 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease but most don’t know it

10 to 20 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease but most don’t know it

Sit down rounds improve outcomes for kidney dialysis patients

Sit down rounds improve outcomes for kidney dialysis patients

Prevalence of occult HBV in hemodialysis patients is 4 to 5 times higher than standard HBsAg testing would suggest

Prevalence of occult HBV in hemodialysis patients is 4 to 5 times higher than standard HBsAg testing would suggest

The first test in humans of a bioartificial kidney

The first test in humans of a bioartificial kidney

Do cholesterol-reducing drugs decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics?

Do cholesterol-reducing drugs decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics?

Although age isn’t considered when matching kidney donors with their recipients, it should be

Although age isn’t considered when matching kidney donors with their recipients, it should be

First ever study in hemodialysis patients to show stable hemoglobin levels

First ever study in hemodialysis patients to show stable hemoglobin levels

New data supporting the use of Renagel in patients who are new to hemodialysis

New data supporting the use of Renagel in patients who are new to hemodialysis

One in four deaths among women with heart failure can be attributed to kidney problems

One in four deaths among women with heart failure can be attributed to kidney problems

Studies confirm that chronic kidney disease independently increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Studies confirm that chronic kidney disease independently increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Salt Association hits back at “Sid the Slug” campaign

Salt Association hits back at “Sid the Slug” campaign

Cancer drug effective at treating lupus

Cancer drug effective at treating lupus

A new non-invasive test for kidney disease

A new non-invasive test for kidney disease

Judge rules in favor of Hema Metrics in patent infringement case

Judge rules in favor of Hema Metrics in patent infringement case

Renal research boost for the University of Birmingham

Renal research boost for the University of Birmingham

Delphi expands medical footprint

Delphi expands medical footprint

Over half of older adults hospitalized for heart disease also have reduced kidney function

Over half of older adults hospitalized for heart disease also have reduced kidney function

African Americans more at risk of kidney disease

African Americans more at risk of kidney disease

England has witnessed the fastest growth in obesity in Europe

England has witnessed the fastest growth in obesity in Europe

UK House of Commons Health Committee publishes its long-awaited Report on obesity

UK House of Commons Health Committee publishes its long-awaited Report on obesity