Peritoneal Dialysis

What is Peritoneal Dialysis?

Peritoneal dialysis is an approach to expel waste products from your blood when your kidneys can’t enough carry out the job any more. This technique filters the blood in a different way in comparison to more common blood-separating method called hemodialysis.

During peritoneal dialysis, a purifying liquid flows through a cylinder (catheter) into part of your stomach area. The coating of your stomach area (peritoneum) act as a filter and expels waste products from your blood. After a set timeframe, the liquid with the filtered waste products flows through of your stomach area and is disposed of.

This procedure should be possible at home, at work or while voyaging. Be that as it may, peritoneal dialysis isn’t a possibility for everybody with kidney failure. You need manual skill and the capacity to care about yourself at home, or you need a dependable caregiver.

Why Peritoneal dialysis is done?

If your Kidneys are no more functioning well you need dialysis. Kidney failure or damage can be a long-term result of due to following diseases i.e.

  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • High blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Glomerulonephritis