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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: Deciding to Stop (National Kidney Foundation)  
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  4. Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Peritoneal Dialysis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Language URL Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Peritoneal Dialysis Page Content On this page: Introduction When Your ... your lifestyle and health needs. Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) If you choose CAPD, you'll drain ...
  5. What's the Deal with Dialysis? (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... Body Works Main Page What's the Deal With Dialysis? KidsHealth > Kids > People, Places & Things That Help > Things > ... in the blood is too low What Is Dialysis? When someone's kidneys can no longer do their ...
  6. Your Dialysis Care Team (National Kidney Foundation)  
    ... Family NKF Store Featured Story Are you a dialysis patient? Sign up for our FREE magazine, Kidney ... Newsroom Contact Us You are here Home » Your Dialysis Care Team Good health care is always a ...
  7. Peritoneal Dialysis Dose and Adequacy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Organizations​​ . (PDF, 345 KB)​​​​​ Alternate Language URL Peritoneal Dialysis Dose and Adequacy Page Content On this page: ... from the abdominal cavity. [ Top ] Types of Peritoneal Dialysis The two types of peritoneal dialysis differ mainly ...
  8. 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 ... Newsroom Contact Us You are here Home » Filtering Dialysis Myths from Facts Myth: The only option for ...
  9. Nutrition and Peritoneal Dialysis (National Kidney Foundation)  
    ... Family NKF Store Featured Story Are you a dialysis patient? Sign up for our FREE magazine, Kidney ... Us You are here Home » Nutrition and Peritoneal Dialysis As a patient beginning peritoneal dialysis treatments, you ...
  10. ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_153815.html Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters Study ... TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many kidney dialysis patients may be unprepared for natural disasters, a ...
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