End stage renal disease often means one of two options: transplant or dialysis. As transplant lists can be long and sometimes difficult to even qualify for, dialysis is the most common option. Some people use dialysis until they are able to get a transplant. There are different kinds of dialysis options available to choose from. […]
Dialysis is the most common treatment for patients with advanced kidney failure. The function of dialysis is to help your body by filtering out waste and excess fluid the way your kidneys would if they were working properly. There are two common types of dialysis: peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis.
In a new article, published in November of 2012, researchers looked at whether or not people on PD were more or less happy than others on different types of dialysis. The researchers made an attempt to look at the values and priorities in people’s lives to see how the dialysis was affecting them. This study […]