Welcome to Baxter Empowers!

An essential online resource for renal healthcare professionals and patients living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This interactive site features a wealth of information about kidney disease and treatment options, and offers visitors a variety of educational tools. Patients should see their doctor to discuss their health condition.

Peritoneal Home Dialysis

Benefits of Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) may be the right treatment for you if you work, study or travel regularly and if it suits your lifestyle and medical and physical condition. Doing peritoneal dialysis (PD) at home increases the flexibility and independence of your life on dialysis. It can save you frequent trips to the hospital or clinic and gives you more freedom to do the activities you love.

How pd works

How peritoneal dialysis works

Learn how peritoneal dialysis works.

What is CKD and how is it treated?

what is ckd people

Increase your understanding of kidneys and CKD, and learn how to manage your life with CKD, work with your healthcare team, and review CKD treatment options and the types of dialysis.

prearing for pd people

Preparing for, and doing your PD treatment

Familiarize yourself with the daily process: from preparation, to hand washing, to connection and disconnection.

Living well people

Living well as a patient on PD

Gain more control over your life with information on managing peritoneal dialysis, including details on fluid management, exit-site care and home delivery services

get support

Get support with your kidney disease

Discover organizations that help people with kidney disease and their loved ones; whether you are seeking information, tools or just someone to talk to.

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