Peritoneal Dialysis is a home dialysis treatment option available to patients of end-stage kidney disease. It is considered one of the best long term therapies that can be done during the day or night using a cycler machine. Peritoneal Dialysis is one of the most common at-home dialysis treatments because it fits well into the lifestyles of patients.
Peritoneal Dialysis is done when your kidneys fail or stop working causing fluid to build up in the body. For the process of Peritoneal Dialysis, the lining of your abdomen is used to remove the waste that has built up from the blood through dialysate. Dialysate is a solution that is used to pull out any waste build-up and toxins from the blood through a process called diffusion.
In Peritoneal Dialysis, dialysate passes in and out through a surgically placed catheter in your abdomen. A catheter is a soft, flexible tube that is about the width of a pencil and can be hidden under your clothes easily.
Throughout the session, the dialysate pulls out wastes from your blood. The waste exits the body through the catheter. The catheter remains in your abdomen permanently and is taped outside of the body to prevent any interference in the day to day activities.
Many kidney patients initially start with in-center hemodialysis and then move home dialysis. Opting for home dialysis treatment comes with various perks such as freedom and flexibility. It gives patients a chance to get treatment around their family members in the comfort of their homes. They are not required to follow the schedule of a dialysis center and travel back and forth several times a week.
Kidney Healers offers a highly trained dialysis team that is available round the clock to make your home dialysis treatment hassle-free. An on-call nurse is also available to provide any kind of assistance and support. Always consult a nephrologist before deciding to switch to home dialysis treatment to know if it’s in your best interest.
Dialysis is the closest option similar to a natural kidney function. Here are a few benefits of Peritoneal Dialysis:
You can book an At-Home Peritoneal Dialysis session by simply filling out a query form on our website. Our team will get in touch with you to understand your requirements and medical condition post which you can schedule your dialysis sessions.