Make a Plan - Peritoneal Dialysis : Introduction to Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) uses the lining of your abdominal cavity, called the peritoneum as a filter to remove waste and excess fluids from your body.

PD is:

  • Needle-free
  • Cleansing dialysis liquid flows through a flexible tube, the catheter, into your peritoneum and comes in contact with the membrane for several hours
  • Waste materials and fluid pass through the natural filter and are then drained from the body via the catheter

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