Dialysis is a life-saving method to filter the blood for people with Stage 5 Kidney Failure. During this treatment, some patients may experience confusion and irritability. What are the causes? How to manage these problems?
Mental confusion can be caused by inadequate Dialysis. As a result, the toxic substances produced by the body cannot to expelled adequately, and they will accumulate in the blood stream. If the central nervous system is affected by these toxins, patients will suffer from mental confusion.
Irritability is common among kidney dialysis patients. It may be a result of factors including: 1) Uremia, or the buildup of wastes in the blood, can be irritating to the nervous system, causing an increase in irritability; 2) Stress caused by chronic illness accounts for a wide range of feelings and moods like general irritability, etc; 3) Anemia, one complication of dialysis, may occur, causing symptoms of becoming easily irritable.
First and foremost, know that you are not alone. Confusion and irritability are common side effects of dialysis treatment. Next, take steps toward getting help. Talk to the staff at the dialysis unit about treatment adjustment like increase the dialysis frequency. Share your feelings with other patients, family, or close friends. Find time to exercise at a proper level and enjoy the outdoors. There are available treatments, so you do not have to suffer through these symptoms. If you would like more advice, contact us.