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Effects and Side Effects of CAPD

Effects and Side Effects of CAPDCAPD refers to continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, and some Kidney Failure patients are suggested to take this therapy for cleansing their blood and maintaining their basic life. Today, we are here to introduce effects and side effects of CAPD.

What are effects of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis?

- It is possible to change dialysate in many places, so patients don’t need to go to hospital three times every week.

- Remove extra fluid at a steady rate that can help manage blood pressure

- The diet plan has few restrictions, because CAPD can remove waste products steadily

- Patients’ anemia can be eased

- Have a good effect on removing moderate or large molecular uremic toxins

- CAPD can help protect the remaining kidney function and maintain patients’ urine

- Patients have more chance to improve their kidney function and get rid of dialysis

- The cost of CAPD is lower than that of hemodialysis. The cost of hemodialysis will increase a lot especially when hemodialysis patients want to maintain their life quality and reduce the death rate.

What are side effects of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis?

- Because CAPD dialysate contains sugar, it will increase the difficulty to control patients’ blood sugar and fat while a lot of ESRD patients have diabetes.

- The loss of protein is bad for patients with poor appetite.

- There is the possibility that bacteria will enter into the dialysate and cause peritonitis, when patients change their dialysate.

- There is one standard for patients’ mental, physical condition and remaining kidney function. Otherwise, patients have to accept hemodialysis.

- The service life period of CAPD is limited.

Now, we have learned the effects and side effects of CAPD. To determine whether you are suitable to use this dialysis, you can consult more online.

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