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Kidney Disease & Hypertension

The job of our kidneys is to remove excess fluid and filter waste from our blood and help regulate blood pressure. They also help the body produce the right amount of red blood cells and maintain a proper chemical balance.

When kidneys become diseased or start to fail, waste and excess fluid build up in our blood and can cause complications like high blood pressure (hypertension), anemia, bone problems and even kidney failure.

The most common causes of kidney disease:

Treatment Options for Kidney Disease

There are three options for the treatment of kidney disease:

Peritoneal dialysis: removes waste products through the installation of fluid into the peritoneal cavity. The peritoneal cavity is used as the dialyzing membrane.

Hemodialysis: blood is circulated through a semipermeable membrane. This membrane is bathed by solutions that selectively remove waste products.

Kidney transplant: A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person. The kidney may come from a deceased donor or from a living donor.