When kidney disease develops into a more serious stage, the creatinine level would rise higher in patients. In western countries, no effective treatment can be adopted to reduce the level of creatinine except for renal dialysis. However, this therapy has side effects so patients should know some in order to avoid a further bad illness condition.
Proper renal dialysis can remit patients sufferings and many symptoms. The
key point is that it can sustain people’s lives, for it is an artificial kidney
to filter excess fluid and salt as well as waste material. However, long-term
dialysis would lead to a nonfunctional kidney which gradually does not work and
form no urine. In the end, the kidney is full of scars and damages. Other
functions of kidneys will be stopped, so patients will have anemia and
Low blood pressure
Low blood pressure is very common for patients with dialysis. About 20%-40%
of patients would suffer it. Many factors may lead to this symptom, such as too
much fluid is filtered through dialysis devices. If you have these side effects
during dialysis, you had better inform the staff in order to remit your
People with renal failure cannot filter the potassium from the body. Dialysis
is a best way to remove it, but potassium cannot be discharged when it combines
with macromolecule substances. So even after dialysis, they also have the risk
of heart failure.
Infection and clotting
Intensive care for the access for dialysis is very important for dialysis.
The access may be infected by the foreign invaders. The access also may become
clotted with blood. If the access is blocked, another access is needed and gives
more sufferings for patients.
In order to avoid the side effect of dialysis, patients may need to improve
the renal function. In our hospital, Immunotherapy is the best treatment to
produce new renal tissues so as to repair kidneys. In this way, even if you have
lost most of kidney function, you can also get a normal ability to discharge
wastes and excess water after this therapy.