Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a popular mode of renal replacement therapy worldwide. But it is not always trouble free, shoulder pain can be one of possible peritoneal dialysis problems. Here we will talk something about shoulder pain and peritoneal dialysis.
Some patients on PD find that having the dialysis fluid in their abdomen is uncomfortable. They feel full or bloated. Others suffer from backache or shoulder pain, especially when draining in or out. Infusion of peritoneal dialysate fluid in the peritoneal cavity may be associated with pain. Beginning immediately after the initiation of dialysate infusion, the shoulder pain is more severe on the left side, and radiated to the chest, then go posterolaterally down the upper extremities, up the lateral side of the had and digits. There is no doubt that shoulder pain and any other PD problems will trouble patients to a certain degree. Dialysis centers can give advise on how to help minimize or avoid shoulder pain and other discomforts.
Here we would like to tell patients some other information about peritoneal dialysis. Compared with hemodialysis treatment, peritoneal dialysis will play the less obvious treatment effect on removing wastes and other harmful substances out of body. While compared to other advanced blood purification techniques like plasma exchange and immune adsorption, hemodialysis is unable to help eliminate immune complexes, inflammatory mediator, RBP, etc which can result in obvious fatal complications.
Firstly, we should make sure what kinds of toxins in the blood, secondly, choose the proper blood purification technique to clean the blood, thirdly, to repair kidney damage and recover renal function with Chinese medicine therapies. Here is a link for you to learn about all of these therapies: Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital Videos, welcomed to let us know if having any questions, we are glad to help.
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