What is kidney / renal failure?

Kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is the last stage of chronic kidney disease. At this stage, the kidneys have stopped working well enough for a person to survive without dialysis or a kidney transplant. ESRD is characterized by a decline in kidney function that is below 10% of normal function. Treatment…

Peritoneal Dialysis

The treatment options for kidney failure, which includes people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), are — Kidney transplant: an optimal solution; however, the lack of viable donors makes it an unrealistic option for most people with ESRD. Hemodialysis can only be performed in a clinic or hospital. It requires the person to travel to the…