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Why Blood Pressure Decreased after Dialysis

2017-01-27 10:32

Low blood pressure is the most common complication of dialysis and also one of the leading causes of death among people who are on dialysis. Then, why blood pressure decreased after dialysis?

Dialysis is a medical procedure which can help to clear harmful substances away from blood. However, dialysis does not work as well as our kidney, as during this process, not only harmful substances, but also some nutrition are removed as well. Removing too much weight at one time can cause quick decrease of blood stream in kidney, and thus lead to low blood pressure.

How to prevent blood pressure decreased after dialysis?

To prevent this condition, having a proper control of the dry weight is very important. Aside from quick removal of too much weight, taking antihypertensive pills before dialysis also should be blamed for low blood pressure. As we all know, to have a tight control of high blood pressure, medications like ACE inhibitors and ARBs are always applied. These medications are helpful; however, for kidney failure patients who are on dialysis, they need to regular the dose of medications before dialysis, otherwise, low blood pressure will be caused. How much antihypertensive are needed generally depends on the specific illness condition.

In general, low blood pressure caused by dialysis will accompanied by dizziness, increased in pulse, cold skin and chest pain and so on. When these discomforts occur, dialysis patients should be alter about their blood pressure, so as to take measures timely and prevent further problems timely.

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