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Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

CAPDContinuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD). Your abdomen would have to be assessed by the kidney doctor to see if it was suitable for this therapy. CAPD involves using bags to drain fluid out of and fill fluid into your abdomen 4 times a day through a tube that is surgically placed in your tummy. Doing dialysis this way will mean you that donít have to go to hospital 3x/week for the treatment. But you will have to be up for and willing to do these fluid exchanges 4 times a day every day. Each fluid exchange takes about Ĺ hour. You donít have to do the fluid exchanges at the same time every day, you can be flexible with the times, and once you are confident it is just as easy to do these fluid exchanges away from home. You will need storage space for boxes of bags.

APDAutomated Peritoneal Dialysis using the overnight machine (APD) (People will usually start CAPD first for about 2 months). APD uses a machine by your bed that fills your abdomen with fluid and then drains the fluid in and out overnight whilst you sleep. This way of doing PD means you donít usually have to do any fluid exchanges during the day. You will need storage space for boxes of bags.

How PD works

Doing Peritoneal Dialysis - PD

Listen to people already doing PD

Gina 76 years old opting for Automated Peritoneal Dialysis APD

Mark 39 years old opting for CAPD

Pamela 73 years old opting for Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis CAPD

Stephen 53 years old opting for APD

Ray in his 60s opts for APD

Glenna aged 52 opts for CAPD

Sophie aged 32 opts for CAPD & APD

Margaret 40 years old opting for APD and then a Transplant

Videos from Fresenius Health Care - How to do PD

1) Watch a video about CAPD here (step by step guide)

2) About APD here

Automated Peritoneal Dialysis APD
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step by step guide

See Baxter Website - a link to 10 short Baxter HealthCare videos about PD.

Peritoneal Dialysis leaflet