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What Are Dialysis Side Effects

2013-10-16 11:04

Dialysis Side EffectsEverything in the world can be a double-edged sword, so dialysis treatment will be no exception. Sometimes dialysis treatment can be very necessary and important, but we have to say it is not a long-term method. Now follow us to see what dialysis side effects include.

-Hypotension. Low blood pressure can be a common dialysis side effect. Dialysis patients are at risk of a sudden drop in blood pressure, due to the stress the cardiovascular system is under from regular hemodialysis. However this can be controlled by medication.

-Cramps, nausea and headaches. They are sometimes experienced by hemodialysis patients. The water quality in the dialyzer, the composition of the dialyser itself, the dialysate composition, and the rate of filteration can all cause problems, which can be reduced by adjusting the dialysis perscription. However, cramps, nausea and headache can also be the symptoms of peritonitis.

-Anemia. Due to reduced levels of the hormone erythropoietin, which is produced by the kidneys and regulates red blood cell production, the red blood cell volume in dialysis patients is often lower than normal.

Other dialysis side effects may include itching, fever, infections, chest pain, sleep problems and so on. When you notice any of dialysis side effects, tell your dialysis team about it and they will help you deal with it well.

However, these dialysis side effects can become one of reasons why some patients decide to stop dialysis treatment. Here we have to say we hope every kidney disease patient could avoid or get rid of dialysis treatment successfully, that is because it is unable to deal with the problem from the root. From the decreased urine output, we can know that the kidney function is continued to be lost with dialysis treatment. But if the condition really needs dialysis, then patients should go and take it otherwise more severe consequences may be caused.

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