In this, the internal lining of the abdomen acts as an artificial kidney. The internal membrane is rich with blood vessels and is known as the peritoneum.

This membrane is bathed in fluid, which helps in removing waste from the blood.

Peritoneal Dialysis is of two types:

  1. CAPD (Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis)
  2. Automated peritoneal dialysis
  • Types of Peritoneal Dialysis

    In this, a machine(cycler) delivers and discard the cleansing fluid. It’s done 4-5 times during night while the patient is asleep.

    In the process of Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD), fluid is delivered and drained from the peritoneal cavity for three to four times a day where the waste products are collected in the peritoneum filters by the process of diffusion. This is repeated several time a day along with the normal routine.  

  • What is the Procedure of doing Peritoneal Dialysis?

    The patient undergoes a surgery where a catheter is placed in the abdomen cavity. After two week, stitches will be taken out and patients are taught how to take care of that region where a catheter is placed, also known as exit side. How to clean it, dress it regularly and how to do dialysis.

    Now, the peritoneal cavity is filled with dialysis fluid of 2 liters usually via the catheter, which stays in for several hours before draining it out. This step where exchange happens is known an exchange procedure, the waste product accumulates in peritoneum fluid by the process of the diffusion. Again, repeat the steps, by filling the peritoneal cavity with dialysis fluid. This should be done four times in a day and takes around 30-45 minutes.

    Doctors will prescribe other medicines as well as with this dialysis, like vitamins, iron, blood pressure medications, insulin if the patient has diabetes.

  • What are the major complications of CAPD?

    The major and common problem is the infection on the exit side, peritonitis infection should be taken seriously, the moment some problem appears it should be treated straight away, should not be delayed.

  • What precautions a patient should take?

    • If the patient is doing it by himself, can be done anywhere home, hotel room, office provided it’s being done in the clean environment, and change of exit side dressing is done regularly.

     

    • Wash your hands before exchanging steps takes place, avoid dust, and pet animals at that moment.

     

    • Heavy lifting should be avoided.

     

    • Follow ups are necessary, to keep a check if peritoneal dialysis treatments are working efficiently.

     

     

  • How long does a patient have to undergo Dialysis?

    Once kidneys have failed permanently, patients need dialysis indefinitely. But yes, the patient can undergo Kidney transplant and post Kidney Transplant Dialysis is no longer required.

  • How we are different from other units?

    • Team of expert doctors and technicians

      Our team has more than 17 years of extensive experience in handling patients with chronic kidney diseases.

    • Most affordable Dialysis unit with state-of-the-art technology

      The cost of dialysis in our center is economical as compared to other dialysis units. 

    • Personalised Care

      Our center is patient centric and we provide personalized care to every patient.

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