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Side Effect of Dialysis Treatment on Brain

2015-03-16 06:13

Side Effect of Dialysis Treatment on BrainDialysis helps Kidney Failure patients prolong their lifespan, but can also bring some side effects. The following passages are related to the side effects and treatment, especially on brain.

Top five side effects of dialysis

-Low blood pressure

-Nausea and vomiting

-Itchy skin

-Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

-Muscle cramps

How does dialysis affect brain?

Low blood pressure can result in blurred vision, fainting, confusion, sleepiness and feeling lightheaded. Severe cases that are not treated promptly can damage the heart, brain and other vital organs.


Treatment should be based on the real causes. If the problems is indeed caused by low blood pressure, it can be treated with the following ways.

First of all, dialysis patients should follow fluid recommendations. This is calculated by the doctor according to the patient’s body weight and urine output.

Secondly, dialysis patients are required to avoid salty foods that can make them extra thirsty.

Thirdly, low blood pressure may also occur when too much fluid is removed during dialysis. In that case, patients can ask their health-provide to adjust the dialysis machines.

Alternative treatment for dialysis

Even though dialysis has such side effects, it is necessary for some Kidney Failure patients to control some severe and sudden symptoms. Yet, dialysis is not the perfect in the long run. Now, there are some alternative treatments for Kidney Failure patients. Here is a brief introduction. Any questions, please email to

-Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells show great prospect in treating various diseases. In our hospital, we have mesenchymal stem cell and umbilical cord blood stem cells. Infusion solution is the way we take Stem Cell Therapy.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is one of the mainly used therapies in our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this therapy can improve blood circulation and enhance kidney function. Since it is an external application used on Shenshu area, it is very natural for Kidney Failure patients.

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