Peritoneal dialysis is a common dialysis method for the patients with Uremia. The patients on peritoneal dialysis do not need building vascular access or extracorporeal circulation. Therefore, it has less damage to the patients. Peritoneal dialysis is appropriate to the following patients groups.
1. Children and students
Hemodialysis needs to build vascular access and also the patients have to go
to dialysis center 2~3 times a week. It can take much time and may influence the
study. Peritoneal dialysis can be done at home. Moreover, peritoneal dialysis do
not cause burden to heart and blood vessels and also has less side effects on
their growth. Therefore, peritoneal dialysis is suitable for children and
2. The elders and the patients with poor vascular conditions
The elderly patients and those patients who have difficult in building
arteriovenous fistula should choose peritoneal dialysis. In addition, peritoneal
dialysis has less influence on heart and blood vessels so it does not cause
complications such as headache, hypotension or cramp and so on.
3. The patients with cardiovascular diseases
As peritoneal dialysis does not need arteriovenous fistula or extracorporeal
circulation, it does not cause the change of haemodynamics and does not cause
burden to blood vessels. Therefore, peritoneal dialysis is a good choice for the
patients with high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.
4. The patients with Renal Failure due to Diabetes
When the patients with Renal Failure caused by Diabetes undergo peritoneal
dialysis, the patients can be given insulin through dialysis fluid. This drug
delivery patches accord with our physiological characteristics. Therefore, it is
not easy for the patients to have insulin resistance.
However, peritoneal dialysis also can cause a series of complications such as
skin itching, peritonitis and so on. What's worse, once the patients start
dialysis, it is very hard for them to get rid of it. Therefore, if possible, the
patients should choose a better treatment method as early as possible so as to