A mixture of minerals and sugar dissolved in water, called dialysis solution, travels through a catheter into your belly. The sugar—called dextrose—draws wastes, chemicals, and extra water from the tiny blood vessels in your peritoneal membrane into the dialysis solution. After several hours, the used solution is drained from your abdomen through the tube, taking the wastes from your blood with it. Then your abdomen is refilled with fresh dialysis solution, and the cycle is repeated. The process of draining and refilling is called an exchange.
Complications of Peritoneal dialysis Patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis may experience various medical complications when they don’t get reliable supply of vital medicines or develop other medical conditions.read more
Both haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis cause side effects.read more