Dialysis is regarded as the common treatment for kidney failure patients, while most people who require hemodialysis have a variety of health problems. If you have high blood pressure problem in dialysis treatment, the following information can be helpful.
High blood pressure problem for dialysis patients
The occurrence rate of high blood pressure in dialysis patients is 80-90%, and 10-20% of patients experience high blood pressure during dialysis treatment. Some patients will have no symptoms, while some can have headache, fatigue, dizziness, tinnitus, insomnia, etc. The causes for high blood pressure in dialysis patients can include high calcium dialysate, high sodium dialysis, low potassium, antihypertensive drugs are removed out of body, sympathetic nervous excitement, etc.
How to deal with high blood pressure in dialysis patients?
To adjust the blood purification may be needed. It includes adjusting the concentration of sodium, potassium, calcium of dialyzate; to those patients whose weight increases too much or who has intolerance to ultrafiltration, prolonging dialysis time and increasing dialysis frequency may be helpful. Also a healthy living is necessary, it includes control fluid intake to make sure the increase in weight is less than 1kg/d; limit sodium intake into 2-3g/d and control phosphorus and potassium levels.
What should dialysis patients know?
Hemodialysis prolongs life for many people, but life expectancy for people who need it is still less than that of the general population. Some related materials show that the average life expectancy for dialysis patients is 4.25 years, and only 10% of patients can only live for 10 years.
What we would like to say is that you should ignore those numbers, learn about how to live a better life is the key. Nowadays more and more dialysis patients want to stop the treatment due to many factors including various dialysis problems, while repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function becomes the best way. If you are interested in Chinese medicine therapy, you can click Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy for Renal Failure to learn more. Remember that we are here fighting against the disease together with you, so feel free to let us know if having any questions.
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