Which dialysis is right for me?

There are two types of dialysis: peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis. You can choose to do dialysis at home or in the hospital or dialysis clinic. There are many benefits and considerations for each type of dialysis and how it may affect you. There may be medical or lifestyle reasons for why one type of dialysis is better for you than another. Talk to your doctor about the medical reasons. There are many things to think about when making your decision.

 

Where Can I Do Dialysis

Where Can I Do Dialysis

Dialysis can be done either at home or in clinic. This section explains different forms of dialysis and where they are performed.

Dialysis access

Dialysis access

In order to do dialysis, an access needs to be created surgically on your body. Depending on the type of dialysis you choose, the location of the access site is different. All of them cause some changes to your body.

What to expect

What to expect

The information on this page is intended to help you better understand what to expect for each type of dialysis. It reviews the benefits and the points to consider for each option.

Comparative chart

Comparative chart

There are different benefits and considerations for PD, ICHD and HHD. Please remember that every patient differs in terms of age, medical condition, physical condition and lifestyle choices.