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Why Do Dialysis Patients Have A Rapid Weight Loss

Why Do Dialysis Patients Have A Rapid Weight LossSome dialysis especially hemodialysis patients complain a rapid weight loss after dialysis treatment. In some cases, this problem may even be accompanied by shiver, leg cramps, nausea and vomiting.

Do you have a similar experience, if you are doing kidney dialysis?

One of our patients was recently diagnosed with ESRD, and his urine output has become very little in 24hours. In order to prolong his life expectancy and maintain his basic life, the local doctor suggested him to do hemodialysis. Later, he experiences a rapid weight loss and fatigue. Then, he comes here to get alternative therapies.

The causes of rapid weight loss for dialysis patients

The most common reason is that too much fluid is drained out of the body. Before doing dialysis, doctors need to determine the dry weight for kidney failure patients. Then, the excessive part above dry weight should be eliminated during dialysis treatment, so patients’ weight declines a lot after dialysis if they drink too much fluid during dialysis session.

In addition to extra fluid intake, leakage of nutrients and restricted diet plan can also cause rapid weight loss. That is to say, malnutrition in long term is another cause of rapid weight loss.

How to control weight loss for dialysis patients?

According to the description of the underlying causes, some methods are effective to control this problem and improve dialysis patients’ health condition.

1. Tightly control the fluid intake during dialysis sessions: Most often, doctors will tell kidney failure patients how many fluid to drink during two dialysis sessions. In order to live easier with dialysis and prevent rapid weight loss, patients should follow this advise tightly.

2. Follow a kidney-friendly diet plan: Extra intake of some substances including protein will strain the kidneys, but on the contrary, lack of these nutrients can cause weight loss, hair loss and other problems. If you need, you can leave a message below or email to kidneyservice@hotmail.com to get such a diet plan.

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