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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Why do Patients Have Severe Headache after Dialysis

2013-08-04 14:22

Why do Patients Have Severe Headache after DialysisDialysis is a common kidney replacement therapy for patients in end-stage kidney disease. Many complications may occur during or after dialysis. Among them, headache is a common and obvious one, and headache often appears after dialysis. Many of us may have the curiosity: why patients have severe headache after dialysis?

There are many reasons for headache, and i would tell you some conditions that are common to meet.

Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome

This case often occurs in patient who take dialysis in his first time, or patients who can not accept dialysis regularly. Before taking dialysis, toxins in the blood are homogeneous. The toxins outside cells is much easier to be excreted than the inside, and this causes the imbalance consistence between cells and blood. The fluid outside cells will enter into cells under the function of osmotic pressure, which causes the edema of cells, then patients have headache. To ease (relieve) headache caused by this kind of syndrome, guiding dialysis rationally is an effective method.

High blood pressure

Blood pressure of dialysis patient is not stable, and most patients’ blood pressure will increase in the process of dialysis, thus leading to headache easily. The blood pressure can go back normal after having a good rest, or take some hypotensive drugs if patient have high blood pressure.

The imbalance of electrolytes

The imbalance of electrolytes is a common symptom in dialysis. The imbalance of phosphorus and calcium, and aluminum poison are the common causes of headache.

Dialysis may be an effective method to treat uremia and prolong the patient’s life span. Severe headache caused by dialysis is common, but many cases can be avoided if we take appropriate measures to remove the ingredients that cause headache in dialysis.

However, different patients have their own conditions, which decide the method that should be taken. If you are not clear about how to treat your case, you can consult our online experts, and we can give you a detailed answer in time.

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