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Why would I be on peritoneal dialysis not haemodialysis?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Independence
You can do pd at home or even if you are camping outside.
You are not attached to hd unit on every other day basis. Also, your fluid and diet restrictions will be much easier. Also, the residual urine output will be lost much slower on pd than in hd. All of that will come at a cost of more responsibility. Remember, salt restriction is big in both modalities.

In brief: Independence
You can do pd at home or even if you are camping outside.
You are not attached to hd unit on every other day basis. Also, your fluid and diet restrictions will be much easier. Also, the residual urine output will be lost much slower on pd than in hd. All of that will come at a cost of more responsibility. Remember, salt restriction is big in both modalities.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Access
I agree with the freedom that pd offers, but remember that not everyone has blood vessels that can support a fistula or graft, so sometimes pd is a nice way to fix that.

In brief: Access
I agree with the freedom that pd offers, but remember that not everyone has blood vessels that can support a fistula or graft, so sometimes pd is a nice way to fix that.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Thank
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