Diagram of dialyzer. Blood from body enters machine and flows past one side of membrane. Membrane is barrier that keeps blood and dialysate from mixing but lets waste through. Dialysate is special fluid that pulls waste from blood. It flows past the other side of membrane. Waste, extra fluid, and chemicals move through membrane into dialysate. Clean, filtered blood goes back to body.
Daily Access Check for PD. Peritoneal dialysis patients may need to take a few extra precautions & steps to avoid peritonitis & exit site infections during the summer months. Check out this graphic for tips.
Foods that heal the kidneys. The kidneys perform the essential function of removing waste products from the blood and regulating the water fluid levels. When the kidneys are not functional, dialysis becomes necessary to save the person.
Add more protein in the dialysis diet by mixing JELL-O® and protein powder. small box of JELL-O®, regular or sugar-free, any flavor cup boiling water cup cold water cup whey protein powder cup whipped cream 8 g protein