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Peritoneal Dialysis / Home Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis / Home Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis is a type of dialysis that involves using the lining of the abdominal cavity, called the peritoneum, as a filter to remove waste and excess fluids from the blood. This type of dialysis can be performed at home, and patients can administer the treatment themselves with proper training and support.


Symptoms of kidney failure can include


Kidney failure can result from a variety of conditions

Who should be treated

Peritoneal dialysis may be recommended for people with end-stage kidney disease who are unable or unwilling to undergo hemodialysis at a dialysis center. It may also be an option for those who have vascular access issues or who prefer to have more control over their treatment.

Dos and don'ts for acute kidney failure

Follow the treatment plan provided by your healthcare team, including your dialysis schedule, diet, and medication regimen.



How it is treated

During peritoneal dialysis, a catheter is placed into the patient’s abdomen to allow a sterile fluid called dialysate to be introduced into the peritoneal cavity. The dialysate remains in the cavity for a set amount of time, during which it absorbs waste and excess fluids from the blood. The used dialysate is then drained from the abdomen and replaced with fresh fluid. This process is repeated several times throughout the day, depending on the patient’s needs. Peritoneal dialysis can be done manually or with the use of a machine called a cycler, which automates the process while the patient sleeps.

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