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Side Effects of Dialysis Makes Patients Want to Stop Dialysis Treatment

2013-10-27 08:34

When kidney failure patients find dialysis treatment can no longer improve the quality of their life, they have the right to decide to stop dialysis. However, the side effects of dialysis can become one of the reasons.

What are the side effects of dialysis?

Nausea and vomiting

They are common side effects of dialysis. If experienced during a dialysis treatment, inform the nurse who can adjust the machine accordingly. If you are suffering from nausea at home, speak to your doctor about a prescription for anti-nausea medicine.

Muscle cramping

Doctors advise either stretching the cramping muscle to release the pain or applying hot packs to the affected area in order to increase circulation.

Dry or itchy skin

This side effect of dialysis is experienced by many patients undergoing dialysis, especially in the winter. Use soaps which do not dry out skin as much, such as Ivory soap, and plain moisturizing lotions, such as Vaseline or Eucerine.

Restless leg syndrome

It is another common side effect of dialysis that causes patients to keep moving their legs as a result of the leg nerves and muscles creating a crawly or prickly sensation. It is important to speak to your doctor for a diagnosis and a prescription which will address the specific cause.

If you decide to stop dialysis treatment, here is something for you

Nowadays more and more kidney failure patients decide to stop dialysis due to various of reasons including the side effects of dialysis, financial problems, etc. The following is about what we want to say to those who decide to stop dialysis.

-Though dialysis can be very necessary and important sometimes, it is not a long-term method. Dialysis can only replace one part of functions of kidneys. With dialysis treatment, kidney failure patients will notice the decreased urine output, which indicates the continue loss of renal function.

-To stop dialysis can not be achieved immediately, it needs time.

-To save kidneys by repairing kidney damage and rebuilding renal function is the key to stop dialysis. Nowadays, in clinic, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Stem Cell Therapy become the treatments commonly used to help reverse the condition. Their applications makes dialysis or kidney transplant is no longer the choice for kidney failure patients.

If you still have any follow-up questions about side effects of dialysis or you are interested in the treatments mentioned above, feel free to let us know. We will surely offer you more information and medical advises.

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