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Working with Your Healthcare Team for Success with Peritoneal Dialysis

If you choose peritoneal dialysis (PD) for your dialysis treatment, your healthcare team will work with you from the start. Your team of nurses, technicians and doctor will help you get your home ready, train you and monitor your care. Working with your healthcare team is an integral part of your success on PD.

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Diabetes and Peritoneal Dialysis

Diabetes mellitus is the number one cause of kidney failure in the United States, leading many people to need dialysis. Learn about the relationship between diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), as well as how people with diabetes can choose to do the home dialysis treatment, peritoneal dialysis (PD).

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Protein and Your Peritoneal Dialysis Diet

Peritoneal dialysis patients require a diet that is rich in high-quality protein and low in phosphorus. Learn dietary tips for achieving both of these objectives when you're on the peritoneal dialysis diet.

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Preventing Catheter Infections on Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a treatment option for many people, and it allows patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to lead active, productive lives without the need to spend hours each week in a dialysis clinic. Dr. Mark Shapiro discusses ways in which people can prevent PD-related infections and the treatments that are used to eliminate them.

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Common Peritoneal Dialysis Myths Revealed

With endless amounts of information available these days via the Internet, information often becomes skewed, and misinformation can keep people from choosing a home dialysis option that could improve their overall quality of life. This article will set the record straight on the common myths about peritoneal dialysis (PD).  

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Blood Pressure and Peritoneal Dialysis

About 80 percent of people with chronic kidney disease have high blood pressure. Peritoneal dialysis is a daily dialysis treatment that may help some people keep their blood pressure in a desirable range without additional high blood pressure medicine. Learn about blood pressure, what is considered too high or too low blood pressure and how peritoneal dialysis may affect blood pressure.

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