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Dialysis Causes Dizziness And Nausea

2013-03-05 10:56

nausea and vomitingDialysis is supposed to make patients feel more comfortable by removing accumulation of excessive water, electrolytes and metabolic wastes from the blood. However in reality dialysis patients often suffer a lot because dialysis especially those that have been on dialysis for years. It is not rare that patients will feel fatigue, nausea, dizziness after dialysis.

Dialysis and dizziness

Dizziness is due to low blood pressure which is one of the most common side effects of dialysis. There are many reasons of low blood pressure in dialysis and it can be due to too fast ultrafiltration or patient does not adapt to acetate dialysate.

We all know that high blood pressure is very harmful for kidney disease patients because high blood pressure is one major cause of kidney problem and it will speed up glomerular sclerosis and illness progression if not well controlled.

Low blood pressure is also very harmful. It can cause dizziness, fatigue, palenss, headache, loss of appetite and in serious conditions it can cause difficulty in breathing or even faint.

Low blood pressure can cause slowed blood circulation. This can affect supply of blood, oxygen and other nutritions to the kidneys and affect the discharging of carbon dioxide and other metabolic wastes and toxins. Timely treatment should be given or it can worsen renal damages.

Dialysis and nausea

Nausea in dialysis is mainly due to dialysis disequilibrium syndrome which is often very common among dialysis patients. Patients often have nausea, vomiting, restless and in serious conditions they can have tics, coma or even death.

Besides some emergency measures to deal with these side effects and complications of dialysis, proper combination with Chinese medicines can greatly relive dizziness, nausea, vomiting and other side effects. What is more, Chinese medicines can help repair damaged renal tissues and recover kidney functions so as to help patients gradually reduce the frequency of dialysis or even get rid of dialysis if patients have just begun dialysis and there are still some residual kidney functions.

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