Dialysis is a medical means of cleaning the blood and inner fluids of individuals suffering from kidney failure. The two types of dialysis are hemo dialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
Both methods act as filters to replace the function of the kidney.
During hemo dialysis a person is hooked to a large machine which cycles the person's blood and draws out all of the impurities.
During peritoneal dialysis a sack filled with dialysate solution is hooked to the person's abdomen, with a connection to the body's peritoneal sack. The solution is gravity fed through the prostrate person's body and, through osmosis, the poisonous substances are drawn out.
Hemo dialysis can be undergone three to four times each week for four to five hours. Peritoneal dialysis can be administered each night throughout the night and again in the afternoon. Paritoneal dialysis has the advantage of being administered by the person at home, but is a daily process. Hemo dialysis is not administered daily and cannot be administered by oneself at home.