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The Causes of Headache in Hemodialysis and How to Manage it

2013-11-17 14:50

Headache in Hemodialysis, hemodialysis, headacheMany problems are likely to happen for kidney failure patients when they are on hemodialysis treatment. The occurrence rate of headache in hemodialysis is approximately 5%. If you also have this problem, follow us to learn about the causes of headache in hemodialysis and how to manage it.

-Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome: the occurrence rate is 3.4%-20%. It usually happens to those kidney failure patients who just start hemodialysis treatment. This kind of headache usually appears at the middle and later period of dialysis or shortly after the treatment. Reasonable induction of dialysis is an important measure to reduce dialysis disequilibrium syndrome. To increase the sodium concentration in dialyzate or intravenous high glucose, mannitol in the hemodialysis are the effective methods.

-High blood pressure. Headache can be caused by the increase in blood pressure during hemodialysis treatment. Keeping nifedipine or captopril under the tongue can be helpful. The hemodialysis should be stopped if the severe high blood pressure can not be reduced through certain measures. Then hemofiltration can be taken into consideration.

-Intracranial hemorrhage. High blood pressure and cerebral arteriosclerosis are usually happen to dialysis patients as complications, which causes the intracranial hemorrhage cases to be increased. The sudden increase in blood pressure, overdose of anticoagulation or mild trauma can be the possible causes of hemorrhage.

-Other causes. Hemolysis, intolerance to acetate and hard water syndrome can also result in headache in hemodialysis.

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