Dialysis

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Dialysis artificially removes waste from your blood. There are two forms of dialysis – hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. 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.

Peritoneal dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis is further broken down into two main types, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and automated peritoneal dialysis (APD). The choice of dialysis method depends of factors such as your age, health and lifestyle.

Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis uses a machine. It is sometimes called an artificial kidney. You usually go to a special clinic for treatments several times a week.


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