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Dialysis is used to clean the blood and give the kidneys a rest. Part of the job of dialysis is to take off extra fluid in the body. However, there still are some people see swelling after dialysis. It seems unreasonable. However, there are

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What Does Swollen Ankles Mean After Dialysis

2014-08-03 09:17

What Does Swollen Ankles Mean After DialysisDialysis is used to clean the blood and give the kidneys a rest. Part of the job of dialysis is to take off extra fluid in the body. However, there still are some people see swelling after dialysis. It seems unreasonable. However, there are indeed some factors that can lead to that condition. What does swollen ankles mean after dialysis?

Swollen ankles means there are still excessive fluids in the body. There are several possible reasons such as:

1. Inadequate dialysis

Slight swelling only occurs in some cases after dialysis.If dialysis is not done adequately,the extra fluid in body can not be removed from body completely.

2. Low protein level in the blood

Before the dialysis, patients are always asked to take low quantity of protein in order to reduce the burden on kidneys. Meanwhile, due to the damaged glomeruli, large amounts of protein leaks out of the body with urine. Low protein in the blood causes a reduced plasma osmotic pressure which will cause swelling.

3. High blood pressure: Uncontrolled blood pressure can also cause swelling in any parts of the body.

4. Further renal damage: Dialysis is called a “artificial kidney”,which means that the kidney does not work. As time goes by, the kidney function will lose more.

5. Heart failure: Another possible cause of swelling after dialysis is heart failure. If the heart can not work well, the effective circulatory volume will reduce. In this way, the blood flow in kidneys will decline. Also, the renal tubule can be affected and reabsorb more fluid and sodium. Thus, the patients develop swelling. This is a serious condition and the patients should take it seriously. If swelling occurs between dialysis treatment, it may be related to buildup of fluid in body if you drink.

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