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What are the Side Effects of Dialysis

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2015-07-22 11:53

What are the Side Effects of DialysisBoth hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis cause side effects. It is because of the way that dialysis is carried out and the fact that dialysis can only compensate for the loss of kidney function to a certain extent. If you have any question please ask our ONLINE DOCTOR directly for free.

1. Fatigue

You have less energy. It is mainly due to the following causes:

tight dietary restriction,the effects that dialysis can have on the body kidney function loss the overall stress and anxiety you may experience insufficient nutrients intake.

2.Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps is commonly seen among people on hemodialysis, usually in their lower legs. This is due to fluid loss during hemodialysis. If you feel painful, you should consult your dialysis care team. They can prescribe you some medications to relieve the symptoms.

3. Itchy skin

Patients undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis can develop dry or itchy skin or other skin problems. As the dialysis cannot remove the toxins from your body, the presence of toxins within the blood can cause itchy skin. You may minimise the discomforts caused by skin itching by using moisturising cream.

4. Infection

Infection is a major complication of dialysis. In dialysis, there is an access connecting the inside and outside of the body. Therefore, the bacteria is very susceptible to invade into the patients' body thus triggering infections. The bacteria can spread through the blood to cause multiple organ failure.

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