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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 Dialysis Causes Weight Loss

2013-10-23 14:26

Weight loss may make young girls excited, however, it may be a trouble for patients on dialysis. Some kidney disease patients complain weight loss after dialysis. Read on and follow me to find the cause of this phenomenon.


Dialysis is a kidney replacement treatment which works to remove the toxins and excessive water in your blood. If your kidneys fail to function well, dialysis may be recommended. Dialysis is necessary in patients with kidney failure while it has its own side effects. One is weight loss.

Why Dialysis Causes Weight Loss?

Only filtering the small sized minerals in the blood is the major disadvantage of dialysis. Dialysis fails to distinguish the minerals is useful or waste, so it removes out some necessary minerals along with the waste. Over time, it causes weight loss for dialysis patients.

Another reason for weight loss, is poor appetite. Kidney disease is not a single disease, which affects many other orangs. Edema is a common symptom of kidney damage, which not only makes your legs and arms swollen, but your stomach and your intestines. Swollen stomach and intestines are responsible for the poor appetite of dialysis patients. After dialysis, this system may worsen than before, which increases the risk of weight loss.

How to deal with weight loss in patients with dialysis?

- weight loss is a common side effects of dialysis. Thereby, patients are suggested to combine with other supplementary treatments to offset the side effects. Certain Chinese herbs help make this achievement. If you have an interest, you can email to for the recommended herbs list.

- Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can help deal with the weight loss in patients with dialysis. It uses types of herbs to alleviate the symptoms and help dialysis patients maintain a healthy weight. It has been used for kidney disease in clinic for 27 years, which has helped many patients to get rid of dialysis. Leave a message below and get the patient story who have received this treatment.

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