When your kidneys are no longer able to effectively remove waste products from your body, your nephrologist may recommend dialysis as part of your treatment plan.
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one type of dialysis that can be performed at home or on the go. PD has several advantages over traditional hemodialysis, such as a more flexible diet and lifestyle. (Read more about the benefits of PD in our previous post.)
As you and your doctor are evaluating which dialysis type might be best for you, here are a few things to know about how peritoneal dialysis works to filter your blood.