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What are some advantages of peritoneal dialysis?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
9 doctors agree

In brief: Peritoneal

Peritoneal dialysis gives you many freedoms that incenter hemodialysis does not.
You can drain and fill and then go live your life. Travel is easier as is work and activities. Most nephrologists would choose pd if they needed dialysis.

In brief: Peritoneal

Peritoneal dialysis gives you many freedoms that incenter hemodialysis does not.
You can drain and fill and then go live your life. Travel is easier as is work and activities. Most nephrologists would choose pd if they needed dialysis.
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Dr. PIUS KURIAN
the other advantages are freedom to eat what you like- especially protein and potassium foods You are in control of your treatment, on your time table Rain , snow, or ice- no matter, you are in the comfort of your home and is getting your treatment
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Advantages of PD

There are several.
PD is more natural with clearances than HD. PD allows larger diet ranges. PD is performed at home which provides control over time management. PD is gentler. PD is gentler on the heart. PD is gentler on residual kidney function and preserves residual kidney function better than HD.

In brief: Advantages of PD

There are several.
PD is more natural with clearances than HD. PD allows larger diet ranges. PD is performed at home which provides control over time management. PD is gentler. PD is gentler on the heart. PD is gentler on residual kidney function and preserves residual kidney function better than HD.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Linda Gromko
Having done home hemodialysis AND home peritoneal dialysis with my husband, I can certainly say that peritoneal dialysis was much easier for us. It is easily done overnight during sleep with an automatic cycler. LGromkoMD
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Easy to do

Peritoneal dialysis is the one form of home dialysis.
It is easier to learn than home hemodialysis. There is no direct exposure to blood. It can often be performed at night while you are sleeping. It is easy to travel with.

In brief: Easy to do

Peritoneal dialysis is the one form of home dialysis.
It is easier to learn than home hemodialysis. There is no direct exposure to blood. It can often be performed at night while you are sleeping. It is easy to travel with.
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Dr. Sreya Pallath
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