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How to Manage Dizziness for Dialysis Patient

2013-08-03 17:05

How to Manage Dizziness for Dialysis PatientDizziness is a common side effect in dialysis that affects many people's life quality and work. Thereofore, most of these patients are eager to find out know how to manage dizziness for dialysis patients.

Dialysis is used to make a relatively clear internal environment for people with end stage kidney disease. Even though dialysis can replace part of kidney function, it can cause some side effect or complications easily. Generally, the longer patients on dialysis, the more complications. Among them, dizziness may occur if the dialysis patient has diabetes. If not, dizziness may be caused by low blood pressure, anemia, or dialysis disequilibrium syndrome. Different causes need different managements.

How to treat dizziness caused by diabetes:

If dizziness is caused by diabetes, patient should pay attention to his blood sugar value before he carry out dialysis. Make sure the patient have a stable condition on his blood sugar value, or give him medicine or insulin therapies before his dialysis.

How to treat dizziness caused by low blood pressure:

The most common reasons for low blood pressure in dialysis are the loss rate of water being too high and too much weight gaining between two dialysises. To avoid this kind of dizziness, patient should control his diet, keep the intake of water in an appropriate amount, and use hypotensive drugs before dialysis.

How to treat dizziness caused by anemia:

Red blood cells can take oxygen to brain, which keeps brain function well. Anemia means less formation of red blood cells that can reduce the oxygen supply, so dizziness occurs easily along with anemia. If dizziness in dialysis patient is caused by anemia, patient should develop a healthy diet, take right medicine before dialysis, avoid tiredness and guarantee enough sleep.

How to treat dizziness caused by dialysis disequilibrium syndrome:

Generally, dialysis disequilibrium syndrome appears because the dialysis filtration rate is too fast or too much fluid is discharged. It is a common symptom of dialysis and occurs frequently during dialysis, especially in the first time of dialysis.

These above are the main causes and therapies of dizziness in dialysis. Case is different in different patient, so you can consult our experts to find an effective treatment in detail if you have this problem. Take care!

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