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What Is The Risk Of Dialysis

what is the risk of dialysisDialysis is a common method in treating patients with severe kidney failure, and it is recommended when the creatinine level is 5ooumol/L, or when the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is 15%~25%. Dialysis is a kidney transplant therapy which is often used in the treatment of kidney disease. Thereby, patients who have kidney disease should also have a understanding about the risk of dialysis.

What problems does patient have when they have dialysis?

The dialysis that is often used in clinic can be divided into hematodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and hematodialysis is used more frequent than peritoneal dialysis. While it is not suitable for patients who have some certain conditions, such as patients with hypotension and patients who have malignant tumor, etc. In this condition, patient may need to have peritoneal dialysis. However, there are some risks in the process of taking peritoneal dialysis. For example, patients will have the risk of having abdominal infection during the therapy and they also will lose large amount of protein.

Besides, dialysis is just a kidney transplant therapy, and it can not treat kidney disease. Once patient begin to have dialysis, he may need to take it regularly, and long-time dialysis can damage the inherent cells, until patient’s kidney function is lost totally. What’s more, if patient stop to have dialysis, he may die in one to four weeks.

What are the side effects of dialysis?

Dialysis is a good choice for patients who have severe kidney failure, but this method can cause lots of complications.

The process for patients is suffering. Most patients will have hard breathing, cough, tears and muscle spasm, and so on, which is called dialysis imbalance syndrome. After a period of dialysis, patients often have nausea, vomit, headache, etc, and patients with severe condition may have hyperspasmia, tremor. Low blood pressure is another common symptom of patients who take dialysis, and it is very stubborn. Besides, patients who have dialysis often have arrhythmia and cardiac failure, which are very dangerous for patients who take dialysis.

Even though dialysis is a better choice for patients with severe kidney failure, patients should also avoid taking it, because that is painful and dangerous. The best advice may be taking care of your kidneys when you are healthy, and if you find you have kidney disease, control the condition as early as possible.

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