For some patients with chronic kidney disease, it can become severe enough whereby dialysis has to be considered.
There are currently over 2.5 million Australians with chronic kidney disease; most of these are mild and will never require dialysis. There are currently approximately 12,500 Australians on dialysis. For that small group of Australians where their kidney failure is severe enough, there are a number of dialysis treatment options. These include dialysing at home, and dialysing in a centre. These include dialysis modalities that are very different . Your doctors will discuss with you the pros and cons of the different forms of dialysis and help in choosing the best type that is for you.
- For information on peritoneal dialysis please visit https://kidney.org.au/your-kidneys/support/dialysis/peritoneal-dialysis-home
- For information on home haemodialysis please visit https://kidney.org.au/your-kidneys/support/home-haemodialysis
- For information on centre-based haemodialysis please visit https://kidney.org.au/your-kidneys/support/dialysis/centre-based-haemodialysis-822