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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. Both types filter your blood to rid your body of harmful wastes, extra salt, and water.

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  1. Dialysis (National Library of Medicine)  
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  2. Dialysis (National Kidney Foundation)  
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  3. Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Peritoneal Dialysis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
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  5. What's the Deal with Dialysis? (Nemours Foundation)  
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  6. Your Dialysis Care Team (National Kidney Foundation)  
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  7. Filtering Dialysis Myths from Facts (National Kidney Foundation)  
    ... Family NKF Store Featured Story Are you a dialysis patient? Sign up for our FREE magazine, Kidney ... About the NKF You are here Home » Filtering Dialysis Myths from Facts Myth: The only option for ...
  8. Peritoneal Dialysis Dose and Adequacy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Failure Series : Peritoneal Dialysis Dose and Adequacy Peritoneal Dialysis Dose and Adequacy On this page: Types of ... from the abdominal cavity. [ Top ] Types of Peritoneal Dialysis The two types of peritoneal dialysis differ mainly ...
  9. What to Ask Dialysis Care Providers (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)  
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  10. Nutrition and Peritoneal Dialysis (National Kidney Foundation)  
    ... Family NKF Store Featured Story Are you a dialysis patient? Sign up for our FREE magazine, Kidney ... NKF You are here Home » Nutrition and Peritoneal Dialysis As a patient beginning peritoneal dialysis treatments, you ...
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