What is Peritoneal Dialysis?

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Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a treatment for patients with severe chronic kidney failure. The process uses the patient's peritoneum in the abdomen as a membrane across which fluids and dissolved substances (electrolytes, urea, glucose, albumin and other small molecules) are exchanged from the blood.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 5
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Peritoneal Dialysis

Side effect Patients
Abdominal bloating 1
Decreased appetite 1
Dehydration 1
Fatigue 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Peritoneal Dialysis

Dosage Patients
daily 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 6
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3 patient evaluations for Peritoneal Dialysis

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for kidney failure)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It wasn't as bad as people always say.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 8, 2010 (Started Jun 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for kidney failure)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dehydration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: dehydration

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 12, 2008 (Started Apr 14, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for kidney failure)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It's a tough treatment, but it's a great way to be more in control of your own health.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fatigue, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
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