What Are Side Effects of Kidney Dialysis
Nowadays, kidney dialysis has been used widely to help patients with kidney diseases, especially renal failure, maintain their life. With so many people on dialysis, the incidence of side effects of kidney dialysis also increases rapidly. Knowing which side effect the patient is suffering from is able to help him treat or at least remit it.
Dialysis, an artificial machine to replace part of our kidney filtration function, is more likely to cause some side effects, because after all the dialyzer is not one of our own organs. The following are some side effects that are commonly caused by kidney dialysis.
◆ Nausea and vomiting
Too rapid flow of dialysis liquid will make the body remove toxins quickly, while the patient’s head still has a lot of toxins. Then, nausea and vomiting easily occurs. In other cases, people’s nausea and vomiting is associated with their kidney diseases such as CKD 3 or CKD4. In view of this, you should tell your doctor or nurses to slow the speed of your dialysis liquid, if you are suffering from this maddening feeling. Besides, you can also find some treatments from “What helps treat nausea and vomiting in Chronic Kidney Disease”, if yours is due to CKD.
◆ Low blood pressure
Low blood pressure, one of most common side effects of kidney dialysis, is usually due to too much gaining fluid between sessions of dialysis. To avoid it, patients should control the intake of fluid in daily life. Less than a quart of water except the one which is discharged from the body and low-salt diet is recommended for people on dialysis.
◆ Muscle cramps
During the session of kidney dialysis, some patients experience muscle cramps, which are commonly caused by a lot of fluid lost in the course of kidney dialysis. If you are suffering from it, you had better consult your doctor or us to find correct treatments.
◆ Itchy skin
Itchy skin is another common side effect of kidney dialysis and often caused by high level of potassium in the body. Control the intake of high-potassium foods is able to help remit it.
There are some other side effects of kidney dialysis, but most of them can’t be alleviated with the development of medical technologies. If you are experiencing one or more, you can consult us or leaving your question in the from below, we will try to give you some suggestions according to your condition for free.