In peritoneal dialysis, a vessel is inserted in the abdomen after which a fluid is passed through the vessel to extract the waste from the blood. After a certain period of time, the fluid and waste products are discarded from the body. This type of dialysis is usually performed at home. There are two types of peritoneal dialysis—continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and automated peritoneal dialysis. The peritoneal dialysis process is easier compared to haemodialysis as patients do not need to go to the hospital on a regular basis. Peritoneal dialysis can also be performed while a person is doing routine work.
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