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What is peritoneal dialysis?

  • Peritoneal dialysis is a type of dialysis in which a patients peritoneum is used as the dialysis membrane.
  • The peritoneum is a membrane that covers our intestines inside our abdomen.
  • It is a naturally occurring membrane.
  • In hemodialysis, an artificial membrane is used.
  • In peritoneal dialysis, we take advantage of the semipermeable qualities of a naturally occurring membrane.
  • In peritoneal dialysis, a permanent flexible plastic tube is inserted into the abdomen by a physician.
  • This tube is called the peritoneal dialysis catheter.
  • After the tissues around the tube have healed, the tube is used toinstill dialysate into the abdomen.
  • The dialysate fluid is allowed to remain in the abdomen for several hours.
  • During this time, poisons and toxins leave the blood vessels of the intestine, pass through the peritoneal membrane, and collect in the dialysate fluid.
  • The dialysate is then drained by gravity through the peritoneal dialysis catheter and collected in a bag.
  • The dialysate fluid containing poisons and toxins can then be discarded into a sink drain or toilet.
  • Another bag of dialysate, usually containing 2 liters of fluid is then infused into the abdomen.
  • Each dialysis drainage and infusion is called an exchange because the fluid is removed and replaced. Patients usually perform four exchanges every day.
  • The peritoneal dialysis exchanges are initially done by the peritoneal dialysis nurse.
  • The patient on peritoneal dialysis is then trained over a period of weeks to safely perform the dialysis.
  • The exchanges can be done at home, at work, or in any clean, quiet place because no special machine is required.
  • This form of peritoneal dialysis is called continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, or CAPD.
  • The continuous means that the dialysis will continue throughout the day.
  • Ambulatory refers to the dialysis being done outside of a hospital or medical facility. CAPD is the most popular form of peritoneal dialysis.
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    What you know about your kidneys
    There are two kidneys, each about the size of a fist
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    Why Are the Kidneys So Important
    The kidney work mainly as a hemo filter to maintain the internal media (the blood) suitable for body cells and tissue to work properly
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    The kidney perform internal very complex steps processes to make urine every moment
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    What is the causes for kidney disease
    These causes can classified into three categories:Pre renal, Renal, Post renal
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    What do the kidneys do
    They are composed of several different types of tissues including blood vessels, tubules,and supporting structures
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    What can damage the kidneys
    Hundreds of things can damage the kidneys. The most common medical problem that causes damage to the kidneys is uncontrolled diabetes
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    What are the signs of sick kidney
    In most cases there is no specific signs for kidney sickness.
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    What is peritoneal dialysis
    Peritoneal dialysis is a type of dialysis in which a patients peritoneum is used as the dialysis membrane.
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    What is dialysis
    Dialysis is a scientific term for the movement of substances across a membrane by a process called diffusion
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    Which treatment will be best hemodialysis,peritoneal dialysis,or a kidney transplant
    When faced with kidney disease and the need for renal replacement therapy, most people are overwhelmed. Itis difficult to decide which therapy is best.
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    What medications can prevent my kidneys from getting worse.php
    The first medications proven to delay the progression of kidney disease are a class of medications called angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.
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    What if dialysis treatment skipped
    In most instances, missing or postponing a single hemodialysis treatment does not result in a catastrophe.
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    What happen if the kidney is completely shutdown
    When the kidneys are no more function, there should replaced by other means to sustain life
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    What age suitable for dialysis
    Patients can be dialyzed at any age, there is no specific age for treatment
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    What are the signs of sick kidney
    In most cases there is no specific signs for kidney sickness
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    Can kidney disease be prevented by diet
    Special diets for the treatment of kidney disease have been available for many years.
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    Can kidney disease be inherited
    The most common form of inherited kidney disease is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
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    Can dialysis patients keep their jobs
    Primary aim of renal replacement therapy is helping patients to continue their lives as before they become sick
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    Can children be treated with dialysis
    Children can be treated with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
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    How I protect my kidney
    There is no specific measures to protect the kidneys but, Dehydration will increase the chance
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    How to check my kidney
    Most common early sign for sick kidney is proteinuria, which reflect inability to prevent protein escape from the glomerulus
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