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What are the advantages of CAPD in kidney patients?

Q: Can I know the advantages of CAPD dialysis over haemodialysis (or machine dialysis) for kidney patients and the cost to be incurred for a month of CAPD dialysis?

A:The advantages of CAPD dialysis are: 1. It offers steady blood values with no major fluctuations. 2. There is better blood pressure control. 3. There are fewer dietary restrictions. 4. No needles required. 5. There is minimal cardio-vascular stress. 6. There is no need for blood thinners. 7. There is greater lifestyle flexibility and no need to travel long distances to get haemodialysis done. 8. It is ideally suited for patients with vascular access problems and poor cardiac condition. The cost is approximately Rs 18,000/- per month for 3 exchanges per day.


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