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.
Is peritoneal dialysis (PD) right for me?
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