Dialysis is a kind of treatment at end stage of kidney disease. Although, dialysis can help to effectively clear away internal toxin and rectify the condition of poisoning, a series of complications can come out after long term of dialysis and threaten patients' lives. What are the complications of dialysis? Here are the specific complications of dialysis as follows:
1. Electrolyte disorder and unbalance of acid-base: it represents
hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypernatremia, metabolic alkalosis,
2.hypotension: hypotension usually occurs in the first several weeks at the
begining of dialysis.
3. Lung infection, hydrothorax, ascites: Uremia patients have a low
resistance. After a long term dialysis, the retention of dialysate pushes up
musculus diaphragm, which causes the obstacle of aeration and leads to high
incidence of hypostatic pneumonia.
4. Cardiovascular complications: it includes tachyarrhythmia, cardiac arrest,
etc. This is caused by Hypovolemia, Hyperkalemia, hypocalcemia, hyponatremia,
5. Imbalances syndrome
Other chronic complications of dialysis include hyperlipemia, vitamin lose,
hypoproteinemia,etc. Dialysis patients often suffer those complications of
dialysis and they seek for the way to get rid of dialysis.