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Dialysis is a treatment for Kidney Failure patients. Even though this treatment is helpful, too much of dialysis is harmful. There are some symptoms of too much dialysis. They may include the following: 1. Fatigue When you feel tired and ex

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Symptoms of Too Much Dialysis

2014-11-24 03:30

Symptoms of Too Much DialysisDialysis is a treatment for Kidney Failure patients. Even though this treatment is helpful, too much of dialysis is harmful. There are some symptoms of too much dialysis. They may include the following:

1. Fatigue

When you feel tired and exhausted all the time, you are experiencing symptom of too much hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. It is also related to many other factors, such as restricted diet, anemia, poor appetite, and loss of normal kidney function.

2. Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure (hypotension) is one of the most common side effects of too much dialysis. It can be caused by the drop in fluid levels during dialysis. Low pressure can cause nausea and dizziness.

3. Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramping of the hands, feet and legs is fairly common on hemodialysis. The causes of this symptom is not clear. However, three conditions seems to the culprit, and they are hypotension, low dry weight, and use of low sodium dialysis solution.

4. Headache

Many dialysis complain about headache during this process. Decreasing the sodium level on your machine during dialysis may also be helpful. Do not use painkillers freely since they may be nephrotoxic.

5. Itching

Itching is also an annoying condition, although not all patients are troubled by it. It may be brought by dry skin, high phosphorous levels in blood, allergic reactions, or high blood levels of Parathyroid Hormone (PTH).

6. Nervous Movements

Some patients may suffer from a low slowing of nerve function, called neuropathy. Symptoms include Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), tingling or painful burning of the feet, and weakness of the legs and arms. It is often described as an irritating sensation, especially in the calf muscles that can be relieve only by moving the legs and feet. It often happens at the bedtime or when the patient is resting.

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