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Why exactly does peritoneal dialysis need a greater amount of protein?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Protein loss

Due to its anatomy the natural peritoneal membrane used in this kind of dialysis is a leaky one that allows passage of proteins especially Albumin to the fluid that will be discarded in the bag after dialysis so a good diet with proteins is a must.

In brief: Protein loss

Due to its anatomy the natural peritoneal membrane used in this kind of dialysis is a leaky one that allows passage of proteins especially Albumin to the fluid that will be discarded in the bag after dialysis so a good diet with proteins is a must.
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PD

Dialysis via peritoneal dialysis promotes loss of amino acids and loss of large protein molecules.
In general a 24 hour session of PD will cause of the loss of approximately 8-15 grams of protein and amino acids. If a person acquires peritonitis, then more protein will be lost. Hence extra protein intake is essential.

In brief: PD

Dialysis via peritoneal dialysis promotes loss of amino acids and loss of large protein molecules.
In general a 24 hour session of PD will cause of the loss of approximately 8-15 grams of protein and amino acids. If a person acquires peritonitis, then more protein will be lost. Hence extra protein intake is essential.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: See below

There is some protein loss across from the blood into the peritoneal fluid used to eliminate waste.

In brief: See below

There is some protein loss across from the blood into the peritoneal fluid used to eliminate waste.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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