Make a Plan - Dialysis Choices: Understanding Dialysis Options

Dialysis takes over when your kidneys can no longer remove excess fluid and minerals, or filter waste from the blood.

There are two types of dialysis:

  • Peritoneal dialysis (PD) uses the lining of your abdominal cavity, called the peritoneum, as a filter to remove waste and excess fluids from your body.
  • Hemodialysis removes wastes and fluid from your blood by cycling it through an external filter called a dialyzer.
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