While dialysis treatment can be efficient at replacing some of the kidney’s lost functions, most people have a variety of health problems. Low blood pressure is a common side effect of dialysis, particularly if you have diabetes. It may be accompanied by muscle cramps, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath. It is necessary for you to learn about low blood pressure after dialysis.
What causes low blood pressure after dialysis?
1. Effective blood volume reduction which may be caused by ultrafiltration, rapid reduction in plasma crystal osmotic pressure or bleeding.
2. Vascular dilatation which may be caused by too high dialysate temperature or acetate hemodialysis or dialysis membrane reaction or the use of vasodilators, etc.
3. Decreased cardiac output which can be caused by arrhythmia or pericardial effusion.
Then how to deal with low blood pressure after dialysis?
No matter what causes your low blood pressure after dialysis, to expand blood volume quickly is the most efficient treatment. In the clinic, normal saline infusion 100-200ml is most commonly used. As a matter of fact, the treatment for low blood pressure after dialysis depends on the specific symptoms patients are having. So you are welcomed to email to firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us your symptoms when having low blood pressure, then our experts will give you the corresponding treatment methods.
In addition to low blood pressure after dialysis, some patients may also experience other dialysis problems which can discount the quality of their life. We are here helping you live a better dialysis life, so feel free to contact us if having any questions, we are glad to help you.
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