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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.

Low Blood Pressure in PKD Patients on Dialysis

2013-12-21 14:05

When PKD develops into kidney failure, dialysis is applied. But many patients who are dialysis will suffer from many side-effects. Low blood pressure is one of the common side effect. Why do PKD patients experience low blood pressure on dialysis?

PKD is a progressive disease. With the development of the cysts, the kidney function is affected. When the kidneys are not able to filter the waste products and toxins, they will accumulate in the blood and affect the overall healthy of the body. When PKD progresses into kidney failure, dialysis is used to remove the extra waste and water in the body.

Dialysis is one of the choices for PKD patients with kidney failure. It is regarded as an artificial kidney. But the big disadvantage of dialysis is that it will bring a series of side-effects. Patients often suffer a lot with dialysis treatment.

low blood pressure is a common symptom that patients experience with dialysis. How does this occur?

The main cause of this symptoms is the sudden loss of fluid in blood. Dialysis will remove the extra fluid in the blood. When excessive fluid is remove once time, the fluids amount in the bloodstream will decrease suddenly. So patients will easily go through low blood pressure. Otherwise, there will be other symptoms due to low blood pressure, such as nausea, vomit, dizziness and fatigue.

To prevent low blood pressure, you are suggested to limit water intake during the dialysis intervals. So the fluid volume before and after dialysis has no obvious changes.

If you have high blood pressure, you’d better do not take antihypertensive drugs before dialysis unless your doctor have told you so.

Except for dialysis, there is a better option for PDK patients, that is the Chinese medicines, which is natural and safe. It is free of side effects. Besides, it is effective and can well control the development of the cysts. If you have a mind to it, you can consult the online doctor for more information.

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