Well it’s National Kidney Month, right? If you are aware of the functions of your kidneys has, good for you! Kidneys are two essential organs that remove wastes, extra fluids, and acid that is produced by the cells of your body. This kidney job helps you maintain a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals – such as sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium – in your body.

Kidney failure leads to the need of dialysis and/or a kidney transplant. Dialysis takes on the job to remove wastes in your body that your kidney no longer does for you. It helps the waste products in the blood from reaching hazardous levels.

There are two types of dialysis; hemodialysis and peritoneal. You can find out more about these types of dialysis in the following link: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/atozTopic_Dialysis.