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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.
Researchers describe histological features of urinary obstruction in humans for the first time

Researchers describe histological features of urinary obstruction in humans for the first time

Breakthrough study identifies specific antibody target implicated in neuropsychiatric lupus

Breakthrough study identifies specific antibody target implicated in neuropsychiatric lupus

Racial disparities found in pregnancy rates for kidney transplant recipients

Racial disparities found in pregnancy rates for kidney transplant recipients

Racial and ethnic disparities exist in palliative care use among hospitalized patients with ESKD

Racial and ethnic disparities exist in palliative care use among hospitalized patients with ESKD

Tuberculosis still looms large over a fourth of the world’s people

Tuberculosis still looms large over a fourth of the world’s people

Study shows new treatment option for heart failure fluid overload

Study shows new treatment option for heart failure fluid overload

Company expands development plans for drugs which slow progression to dialysis

Company expands development plans for drugs which slow progression to dialysis

New biomarker can identify patients with symptoms of kidney rejection

New biomarker can identify patients with symptoms of kidney rejection

The talk seniors need to have with doctors before surgery

The talk seniors need to have with doctors before surgery

Women with preeclampsia five times more likely to have end-stage kidney disease

Women with preeclampsia five times more likely to have end-stage kidney disease

DonateLife Week raises awareness about organ and tissue donation

DonateLife Week raises awareness about organ and tissue donation

Now they owe $0 — half-million-dollar dialysis bill canceled

Now they owe $0 — half-million-dollar dialysis bill canceled

Sleeve gastrectomy rates are increasing among U.S. patients with kidney failure

Sleeve gastrectomy rates are increasing among U.S. patients with kidney failure

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Cue the drug price debate

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Cue the drug price debate

Noninvasive portable device can accurately measure patients’ hydration levels

Noninvasive portable device can accurately measure patients’ hydration levels

Study examines role of plastic exposure in irregular heart rhythms, arrhythmias

Study examines role of plastic exposure in irregular heart rhythms, arrhythmias

How the Eastern Cherokee took control of their health care

How the Eastern Cherokee took control of their health care

Racial and ethnic differences in initiating home dialysis narrowed over time, analysis reveals

Racial and ethnic differences in initiating home dialysis narrowed over time, analysis reveals

Initiating dialysis at higher level of kidney function linked to lower patient survival

Initiating dialysis at higher level of kidney function linked to lower patient survival

Living-donor liver transplant offers advantages over deceased-donor, research finds

Living-donor liver transplant offers advantages over deceased-donor, research finds