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You need dialysis when you develop end stage kidney failure --usually by the time you lose about 85 to 90 percent of your kidney function and have a GFR of Usually, but not always.

In some cases of acute kidney failure, dialysis may only be needed for a short time until the kidneys get better.

In chronic or end stage kidney failure, your kidneys do not get better and you will need dialysis for the rest of your life.

In hemodialysis, an artificial kidney (hemodialyzer) is used to remove waste and extra chemicals and fluid from your blood.

To get your blood into the artificial kidney, the doctor needs to make an access (entrance) into your blood vessels. Sometimes, an access is made by joining an artery to a vein under your skin to make a bigger blood vessel called a fistula.

Click here to learn more about hemodialysis The time needed for your dialysis depends on: Usually, each hemodialysis treatment lasts about four hours and is done three times per week.

A type of hemodialysis called high-flux dialysis may take less time.

The blood stays in the arteries and veins that line your peritoneal cavity.

Extra fluid and waste products are drawn out of your blood and into the dialysate. Click here to learn more about peritoneal dialysis There are several kinds of peritoneal dialysis but two major ones are: Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) and Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD).

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) is the only type of peritoneal dialysis that is done without machines.

You do this yourself, usually four or five times a day at home and/or at work.

This is similar to CAPD except that a number of cycles (exchanges) occur.