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Is Low Blood Pressure Normal with Dialysis in Stage 4 Kidney Failure

2014-03-21 23:14

Why do patients suffer from blood blood pressure with dialysis in stage 4 kidney failure? Is that normal? How to deal with this problem?

Actually, low blood pressure is considered to be a common side-effect of dialysis. It occurs often both during and after dialysis. If it occurs during the process of dialysis, dialysis cannot be performed smoothly. In addition, frequent low blood pressure will increase the loss of residual kidney function.

How does low blood pressure occur with dialysis?

If the fluids is pulled out too quickly, the fluids in the tissue space cannot enter into blood in time, the blood volume will be decreased. So low blood pressure will occur. Considering this, two factors may be involved in. One is that the doctor set a low dry weight. The other is that the weight increase a lot during dialysis intervals.

Low blood pressure can also be contributed by the disorder of vasodilatation and heart function disorder in dialysis. This is relevant to the dialyzate.

How to prevent low blood pressure with dialysis in stage 4 kidney failure?

-Control the body weight during dialysis intervals.

Because in stage 4 kidney failure, kidneys cannot remove the extra water and electrolyte. So you are suggested to take limit water and sodium intake to prevent weight increase.

-Tell your doctor to well manage your dry weight.

You should tell your doctor your diet change and the condition of blood pressure, which is will help doctor set an accurate dry weight.

- Prevent anemia and malnutrition.

Anemia and malnutrition will increase the risk of low blood pressure. A healthy diet is recommended to prevent anemia and malnutrition.

Low blood pressure not only affect the effect of dialysis, but also affect the life quality. People will experience nausea, vomit and dizziness due to low blood pressure. If you want to know more information about how to deal with it, you can send me an email to and I will send you some natural remedies.

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