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In medicine, hemodialysis is a method used to remove the waste products, such as creatinine, urea and water, from the blood when the kidneys are in a state of renal failure. However, there are some side effects like low blood pressure, fati

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Is Hemodialysis Associated With Asthma

2014-06-10 06:23

Is Hemodialysis Associated With AsthmaIn medicine, hemodialysis is a method used to remove the waste products, such as creatinine, urea and water, from the blood when the kidneys are in a state of renal failure. However, there are some side effects like low blood pressure, fatigue, chest pains, leg-cramps, nausea and headaches. Well then, is hemodialysis associated with asthma?

The causes of asthma are various. Although hemodialysis is not an evitable factor of asthma, it indeed can be the cause of this problem. The reasons why asthma occurs during hemodialysis are as following:

►Fluid-retention

As you know, dialysis patients often have swelling in their hands, ankles, feet, face or abdomen due to fluid retention. That happens because the kidney fails to remove excessive fluids, resulting in water-sodium retention that affects the respiratory system. Then, people may possibly experience asthma.

In that case, diuretics may be used timely to alleviate swelling in the early stage to treat this serious illness conditions.

►Infection

Hemodialysis patients often have low immunity and they are more susceptible to various infections and viruses. If patients have bronchitis or viral pneumonia, they can also have asthma. Therefore it is important to seek more natural and effective treatment to replace hormones and immunosuppressant because they can further weaken the patients’ immune functions and damage their disease-resistance ability. Chinese medicines and immunotherapy are all good choices.

►Allergen

There are many allergens that can trigger asthma such as dust, pollen and even dialyzate, latex gloves the nurses use and chemical sanitizer. Therefore if you have known your allergens, you should try to avoid them. But if you do not know, you can ask your doctor to takes a test.

Now you can see that hemodialysis is associated with asthma. But how to manage it naturally instead of taking medicines? Our experts online will give you some suggestions.

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