Treatment Options

When a kidney has permanently lost the ability to clean the blood of toxins, the process is done by artificial means called dialysis. The two types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

  • Hemodialysis - blood is passed through an artificial kidney machine to clean it.
  • Peritoneal dialysis - a filtration process similar to hemodialysis, but the blood is cleaned inside your body rather than in a machine, via a tube inserted into your abdomen.
 

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