Different from hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis is often taken every day for filtering out extra fluid, potassium and some other wastes. However, because of being out or some emergency items, patients may have to skip peritoneal dialysis. What happens if you skip on day on PD dialysis?
Firstly, learn more about peritoneal dialysis.
Peritoneal dialysis is one procedure that helps replace part of kidneys’ work, but it is unable to cure or treat the underlying cause and repair damaged kidneys. Generally speaking, this dialysis is performed every day at home, in order to eliminate extra fluid, waste and toxins from the body. For this reason, without kidney repairing therapy, patients must live with peritoneal dialysis every day in the rest of life.
What happens if patients skip peritoneal dialysis?
There is a great risk of serious adverse consequences when skipping one day of peritoneal dialysis. This is because it can cause fluid overload, elevations of potassium and phosphorus, shortness of breath, increase of blood pressure, etc. Some of these consequences may even threaten patients’ life.
If you still have a good amount of urine output, all of these complications can be mitigated to a large extent. In this case, you are relatively safe, even though you skip one peritoneal dialysis treatment. If not, you may need to take some kidney repairing therapies for missing or even stopping peritoneal dialysis without any consequence.
Alternative treatments to peritoneal dialysis
- Blood Purification Therapy: Compared with peritoneal dialysis, systemic blood purification can clean blood more completely, maintain blood circulation balance and protect remaining kidney functioning tissues. Besides, patients don’t need to do this therapy every day.
- Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy: Shatter prescribed Chinese medicines, put them in Shenshu acupoint and use warm devices. Therefore, the active ingredients of these medicines can reach damaged kidney cells directly and prompt the restoration of damaged kidneys.
After about one month treatment, you have a great chance to say goodbye to peritoneal dialysis. If you hope to achieve this goal as soon as possible, you can Make an Appointment with us. Our doctor can help you estimate the success rate for you preliminarily.