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A brief overview of peritoneal dialysis
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a type of dialysis that uses the peritoneum in a person’s abdomen as the membrane through which fluid and dissolved substances are exchanged with the blood. It is used to remove excess fluid, correct electrolyte problems, and remove toxins in those with kidney failure.
Peritoneal dialysis has become the most common form of home dialysis treatment among patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Learn more about the history, benefits, training and equipment options associated with this form of home dialysis.
Can children do peritoneal dialysis?
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a home dialysis option for children with end stage renal disease (ESRD) that gives them the freedom to go to school, play, participate in extracurricular activities and lead a more normal life with chronic kidney disease. Learn more about the advantages of PD for children with ESRD.
What to expect during your first year of PD
Starting peritoneal dialysis due to chronic kidney failure will dramatically improve your health and should make you feel better. However, your first year on peritoneal dialysis may take some getting used to as you learn to incorporate your treatments into your life. Knowing what to expect can make your adjustment to peritoneal dialysis smooth and easy. Learn what to expect during your first year on peritoneal dialysis.