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:

  1. Hemo-dialysis (HD) involves passing the blood through a filter in a machine and then returning it back to the patient.

  2. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) uses the body's own membrane in the abdomen to substitute for the machine

  3. Transplantation (click here for more info)


Please watch the following videos courtesy of Dr Mike Evans from Canada and from our partners at Davita for more clarification:


FAILING KIDNEYS & DIFFERENT TREATMENT OPTIONS


PERITONEAL DIALYSIS


INTRODUCTION TO HEMODIALYSIS


BRUCE'S STORY: A DAVITA HOME HEMODIALYSIS PATIENT


INTRODUCCIÓN A LA DIÁLISIS