It replicates a normal kidney’s functions. This is used for the treatment of chronic kidney disease because kidney is incapable of performing all kinds of functions. The choice between hemo or peritoneal dialysis is influenced by a number of considerations such as availability, convenience, underlying medical problems home situation, and age.This choice is best made by discussing the risks and benefits of each type of dialysis with your concerned doctor and his support staff.
It is recommended that dialysis begin well before kidneys disease has advanced to the point where life threatening complications affecting the brain, heart and lungs occur. If one starts dialysis very late, than the quality of life is not significantly improved even after receiving regular dialysis.