How peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatment works

PD is carried out through a catheter placed in the abdomen, where old solution is exchanged for new solution. View this simple illustration.

An illustration of the process of PD

This poster depicts the 3 main steps in fluid exchange for PD: drain, fill, and dwell. Old solution is replaced with new solution in the body through a catheter placed in the abdomen.

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Benefits of PD

PD at home increases flexibility, freedom, and independence while on dialysis. It can save you frequent trips to the hospital or clinic.

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Is peritoneal dialysis (PD) right for me?

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