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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.
Kibow Biotech celebrates 22nd anniversary with plans to expand its product portfolio

Kibow Biotech celebrates 22nd anniversary with plans to expand its product portfolio

UIC receives $2.8 million NIH funding to tackle opioid use among people with kidney disease

UIC receives $2.8 million NIH funding to tackle opioid use among people with kidney disease

High-risk surgical patients with severe aortic stenosis can benefit from new TAVR system

High-risk surgical patients with severe aortic stenosis can benefit from new TAVR system

New flexible vein-graft anastomosis model shows how blood turbulence could be mitigated

New flexible vein-graft anastomosis model shows how blood turbulence could be mitigated

New analysis shows disparities persist in preemptive kidney transplantation

New analysis shows disparities persist in preemptive kidney transplantation

UC research finds racial differences among pregnant women on dialysis

UC research finds racial differences among pregnant women on dialysis

Undocumented immigrants have comparable transplant survival rates to U.S. citizens

Undocumented immigrants have comparable transplant survival rates to U.S. citizens

Hill hodgepodge: Pelosi draws from Democrats, GOP and Trump for drug plan

Hill hodgepodge: Pelosi draws from Democrats, GOP and Trump for drug plan

Blue-green algae pose threat to patients with liver disease

Blue-green algae pose threat to patients with liver disease

Toxic algae may be more harmful for people with pre-existing liver disease

Toxic algae may be more harmful for people with pre-existing liver disease

NUS chemists develop new anti-cancer drug with less renal toxicity

NUS chemists develop new anti-cancer drug with less renal toxicity

Promising new drug being developed for polycystic kidney disease

Promising new drug being developed for polycystic kidney disease

Investors’ deep-pocket push to defend surprise medical bills

Investors’ deep-pocket push to defend surprise medical bills

California hospitals and nursing homes brace for wildfire blackouts

California hospitals and nursing homes brace for wildfire blackouts

Primary care physicians’ perceptions of barriers to chronic kidney disease management

Primary care physicians’ perceptions of barriers to chronic kidney disease management

Millions of diabetes patients are missing out on Medicare’s nutrition help

Millions of diabetes patients are missing out on Medicare’s nutrition help

Starving seniors: How America fails to feed its aging

Starving seniors: How America fails to feed its aging

Breakthrough study shows transplanting Hepatitis C-infected kidneys is safe

Breakthrough study shows transplanting Hepatitis C-infected kidneys is safe

Study finds transplantation of Hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys to uninfected recipients to be safe

Study finds transplantation of Hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys to uninfected recipients to be safe

Research reveals family perceptions of end-of-life care for patients with advanced CKD

Research reveals family perceptions of end-of-life care for patients with advanced CKD