Choosing a Treatment Option When Kidneys Fail
Choosing a dialysis treatment option requires some planning. When your kidneys do not work as fast as they should they may reach a point where they are too weak to keep you healthy or even too weak to keep you alive. There are three basic ways to treat kidney failure:
- Hemo-dialysis (HD) involves passing the blood through a filter in a machine and then returning it back to the patient.
- Peritoneal dialysis (PD) uses the body's own membrane in the abdomen to substitute for the machine
- Transplantation (click here)
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