Dialysis can lead to a variety of long-term problems, and the common ones are as below:
* Heart disease
This is the number one cause of death for patients on dialysis due to excess
build up of the fluid in the body and it will lead to damage to your heart. Even
after the treatment, you may still have extra fluid in and between your
* Bone disease
Most patients receive this renal replacement therapy have some degree of
renal osteodystrophy (bone disease). Bone changes can start many years before
symptoms appear, such as joint pain, bone pain, and fractures.
Amyloidosis is another long-term dialysis problem that can affect your bones,
tendons, and joints. Dialysis-related amyloidosis is a common cause of joint
damage, arthritis-like pain, bone cysts that can cause fracture, carpal tunnel
* Nerve damage
Neuropathy, or nerve damage most often affects peripheral nerves in the hands
and feet. It can change sensation, or you may have this damage without any
symptoms. It can take years to feel this change.