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Leg Swelling during Dialysis

Leg Swelling during DialysisDialysis will be prescribed to people when kidneys fail to function adequately.However,the patients will experience a host of discomforts and complications.Leg swelling is commonly seen during dialysis.

Causes of leg swelling during dialysis

One of causes of leg swelling during dialysis is retention of fluid. Hemodialysis is only performed two to three times a week. Between two treatment sessions,waste products and fluid may build up in body.The fluid retention in legs can contribute to leg swelling during dialysis.

Another cause of leg swelling is inadequate dialysis.While people are on dialysis,their renal function still keeps deteriorating.If the current dialysis frequency is not enough to purify the blood, extra fluid will accumulate in body.It is also a cause of leg swelling during dialysis.In this case,the patients should perform more sessions of dialysis a week to remove fluid from body.

Additionally,a rare complication of diabetes called diabetic muscle infarction is an unusual cause of leg swelling in diabetic on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

How to deal with leg swelling during dialysis?

To prevent leg swelling during dialysis,it is important for the patients to limit fluid intake between dialysis treatments.How much fluid to drink is determined by the patient’s urine output.

If leg swelling is due to inadequate dialysis,the patients should report it to their doctor so dialysis will be done more frequently.

Apart from leg swelling,the dialysis patients may also experience a host of other complications and discomforts like dizziness, nausea and vomiting, infection etc. So the patients on dialysis are eager to find an alternative treatment to dialysis.If the kidney structure can be restored and renal function can be enhanced,the kidneys will work better.If so,dialysis will not be required.Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can reverse kidney damage and can help the patients get rid of dialysis.

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