Hemodialysis is used to remove the extra fluid and metabolic wastes from body when the kidneys can not function normally. In recent years, the safety of hemodialysis has improved greatly. However, during its producer, it still can cause some common problems. As follows:
As most of the patients with Renal Failure do not have urine or only have
little, they have to use hemodialysis to remove the extra fluid from their body.
Therefore, the accumulated fluid in body has to be discharged out of body at a
rapid speed in dialysis. Therefore, the fluid removable through ultrafiltration
often causes hypotension, fatigue, cramps, nausea and headache. However, these
symptoms can be eliminated or alleviated by shortening the dialysis intervals
and prolonging the dialysis time for every treatment.
Heparin is commonly used in hemodialysis to prevent thrombosis. However, it
may cause a low platelet count thus causing bleeding. In this case, alternative
anticoagulants can be used. If the patients have the bleeding tendency, they
should stop use anticoagulation.
The patients on hemodialysis need to expose their circulatory circulation to
microbes, which is very likely to cause septicemia. For the patients on
hemodialysis, septicemia is responsible for more than 75% of the infectious
4. Cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular diseases account for more than 50% if the deaths for the
patients on hemodialysis. It is mainly caused by arrhythmia cardiomyopathy,
ischemia heart disease and so on.
As some side effects and complications of hemodialysis can threaten the
patients’ live seriously, it is very important for them to take preventive
measures to avoid the above problems. If you are tormented by those problems and
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