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Weight Loss in Dialysis: Cause and Management

2015-01-13 17:07

Weight Loss in Dialysis: Cause and ManagementDialysis patients often suffer from weight loss which really influence the normal activities and spirits of patients. Dialysis patients should look forward the specific cause and have a timely treatment.

The cause of weight loss in dialysis:

1. There are too many metabolism wastes in blood, the haemoconcentration will decrease rapidly after dialysis, however the toxins level in encephalic decreased with a slow speed, so patients will suffer the imbalance condition which can lead to headache, nausea and vomiting, poor appetite condition, at this time, patients will suffer weight loss.

2. With the excretion of water and sodium, dialysis patients will experience weight loss. In addition, much nutrition in body also is lost with dialysis,patients get weaker and weaker with weight loss.

The management for weight loss in dialysis:

Dialysis patients need adjust their diet to increase nutrition, supplying and adjusting the disorders caused by the metabolism disturbance and insufficient secretion. And the diet plan should be made according to the remaining kidney function, urine volume and dialysis times.

The protein intake: Dialysis can lead to the lose of protein, so patients the protein intake can be increased and the proper intake should be controlled in 1-1.5g/kg per day. Foods with high quality protein such as milk, lean, fish, egg white are recommended for their high-usage and few urea producing. The plan protein such as bean products should be limited.

The heats intake: the main source of human body is the sugar and fat intake. The heats in stable meals should controlled in 5-6g/kg per day and the heats in fat is 1.3-1.7g/kg per day and the plant fat is suggested.

The diet plan should according to their specific physical conditions of patients. Dialysis are always accompanied with complications and symptoms, patients need a natural treatment to reverse their kidney function, avoiding dialysis.

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