dialysis also removes wastes from your body and restores chemical balance,
but in a different way. Several times a day, you drain out the used dialysis
through a tube that is surgically placed into your abdomen and replace
it with clean solution. Wastes are removed from the body with the fluid
as it drains out. This can be done at home or elsewhere, as long as the
environment is clean, and takes about 45 minutes each time. Some people
do peritoneal dialysis at night using an automated machine. This kind of
dialysis increases the risk of peritonitis.
People who do peritoneal dialysis have several daily cycles
of feeling good and then feeling bad.