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Does Dialysis Cause Hand Numbness

2014-10-23 11:39

Does Dialysis Cause Hand NumbnessDialysis can be a double-edged sword. That is to say, it can not only help kidney failure patients eliminate wastes and excessive fluid out of body to relieve some symptoms, also bring some other new dialysis problems. While, does dialysis cause hand numbness?

Well, we have to say that hand numbness is likely to happen to some dialysis patients. The causes can include: toxins building up from poor dialysis; if the hand numbness happens when sitting in a certain position, it could be caused by dehydration or low blood pressure; high potassium can be also one of causes of hand numbness.

The best thing to do is keep track of what you eat and keep your potassium intake at the level recommended by the doctor and dietitian, which is because low potassium is just as deadly as high potassium.

There is no doubt that any dialysis problems can discount the quality of life further. Then how to treat hand numbness for dialysis patients?

Take the safety and efficiency into account, Chinese medicine therapy will be strongly recommended. Let us take medicated bath and foot bath for examples.

Both medicated bath and foot bath can help expand blood vessels of whole body and capillaries to increase the effective circulating blood volume in whole body, thus improving the microcirculation disorder state on skin and muscles. After the blood circulation becomes good, hand numbness will be gradually relieved.

What is more, the short-term effects of medicated bath can include relief of joint pain, improved sleep, increased appetite, warm hands and feet, sweating, detumescence, rosy and exquisite skin, relief of body itch; the short-term effects of foot bath include Relieved pain, improved sleep, increased appetite, warm hands and feet, sweating, detumescence, rosy and dedicate foot skin, relief of itch.

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