Dialysis is one of the two options for people who have reached end stage renal disease. Once your kidneys have lost enough function, patients need either dialysis or transplant to replace their failed kidneys. You cannot live with completely failed kidneys, which is why either dialysis or transplant is required.
What is dialysis?
Dialysis is a medical procedure that replaces the function of the kidneys. There are two types of dialysis- hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis is the most common type of dialysis by far. [Read more…]