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What Are Advantages Of Peritoneal Dialysis

2015-04-20 07:13

What Are Advantages Of Peritoneal DialysisSome patients have difficulty in deciding which dialysis is suitable for them-hemodialysis or peritoneal disease. Compared with hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis has the following advantages.

1. Peritoneal dialysis is better for protecting residual kidney function.

Patients in uremia still have certain residual kidney function. Although residual kidney function does not meet your body requirement, it has great benefit for patients’ life quality and life expectancy. Hemodialysis needs to remove large amounts of toxins and fluid from the body in a short time. This will lead to renal ischemia temporarily and big changes of internal environment. As a result, residual kidney function will lose quickly. Peritoneal discharges toxins and fluid from the body slowly and continuously and avoid internal environment changes so as to protect residual renal function effectively.

2. Patients on peritoneal dialysis have steady cardiovascular function.

Hemodialysis in a short time needs to remove lots of toxins and fluid from the body. Fluid ultrafiltration is big challenge for patients’ cardiovascular function. Most old people, diabetics and patients with a history of cardiovascular disease cannot bear dialysis ultrafiltration. During dialysis, patients also suffer from low blood pressure and even coronary heart disease. Peritoneal dialysis is characterized by persistence and gentle, so patients’ cardiovascular function is steady.

3. Peritoneal dialysis patients have a more flexible life.

Patients on hemodialysis need to accept treatment three times in a week. Fixed time limits patient’s flexible life. Peritoneal dialysis is operated by patients themselves and patients need to visit hospital for every month or even longer time. Arrangement for life and work is more flexible.

Peritoneal dialysis patients have a lower risk for blood transmissible disease than patients on hemodialysis.

The above are some advantages of peritoneal dialysis. If you still have any question, please feel free to consult us online or leave a message to kidneycares@hotmail.com. We will reply you as soon as possible.

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