It could be due to my lack of interest, or to being uninformed, the answer I’ve always given was HDF. That’s what I’ve heard, and that’s what I always said. But let’s really get into the differences between the two dialysis, HDF and HD.
Hemodiafiltration (HDF) is a method of dialysis which combines both hemodialysis and hemofiltration. It enables optimal elimination of: uremic toxins and molecules of higher molecular weight (hemofiltration) and diffusion (hemodialysis) of particles of lesses molecular weight, bringing dialysis closer to the natural function of the kidneys
To perform HDF there are special requirements different from conventional hemodialysis, regarding the dialysis machine, the dialyser (the membrane), and the substitution liquid which makes up for the ultrafiltration in high-flux procedure. To be able to perform HDF, the dialysis machine needs to have a special module built in.
To clarify, HDF is the more advanced form of dialysis which almost completely simulates the function of one’s kidney. When we look at the statistics (which I abhor normally, since it’s useful only when in relation to money. In relation to survival, not so much), being on HDF means a higher chance for survival. As I have already said, this is only statistically speaking, with mental strength and the willingness to fight being the deciding factor.
It is important to note, when travelling, that it’s much cheaper to just do HD, instead of HDF dialysis, and that in the short term, it doesn’t affect your organism one bit..