This process takes a few hours and needs to be repeated four to six times perday. However, the exchange of fluids can be performed while you’re sleeping or awake.There are numerous different types of peritoneal dialysis. The main ones are:Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).In CAPD, your abdomen is filled and drained multiple times each day. This method doesn’t require a machine and must be performed while awake.
Continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD). CCPD uses a machine to cycle the fluid in and out of your abdomen. It’s usually done at night while you sleep.Intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD).This treatment is usually performed in the hospital, though it may be performed at home. It uses the same machine as CCPD, but the process takes longer.Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)This therapy is used primarily in the intensive care unit for people with acute kidney failure. It’s also known as hemofiltration. A machine passes the blood through tubing. A filter then removes waste products and water. The blood is returned to the body, along with replacement fluid. This procedure is performed 12 to 24 hours a day, generally every day.Are there any risks associated with dialysis?While all three forms of dialysis can save your life, they also carry certain risks.
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