Dialysis is a treatment that takes over your kidney functions if those organs stop doing their job. If you have chronic kidney disease, you’ll need dialysis or a kidney transplant at some point. There are two types of dialysis.
- Haemodialysis: Your blood is kept through a filter outside your body, cleaned, and then returned to you. This will be either at a dialysis facility or at home.
- Peritoneal dialysis: Your blood would be cleaned inside your body. A special fluid injected into your abdomen to absorb waste from the blood that passes through small vessels in your abdominal cavity. The fluid is then drained away. This type of dialysis is typically done at home.
- Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
- Automated Peritoneal dialysis