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How to Manage Dizziness in Dialysis Patients

2013-08-27 13:54

How to Manage Dizziness in Dialysis PatientsDizziness is a common complaint in dialysis patients.It can affect the patients’ normal life significantly.How to manage dizziness in dialysis is a frequently asked question.

Causes and management of dizziness in dialysis patients

Low blood pressure

Low blood pressure occurs when too much fluid is removed from the blood during dialysis.This causes pressure to drop,and nausea and dizziness can result.

How to manage it?Medications for high blood pressure should usually not be taken before dialysis,unless the medications are prescribed.Limiting fluid intake may also prevent low blood pressure during treatments.


Healthy kidneys can produce a hormone called renin.Renin can stimulate the bone marrow to produce red blood cells.However,the diseased kidneys fail to perform this function normally,resulting in lower levels of red blood cells.Anemia can reduce oxygen supply to brain, thus resulting in dizziness.Also,low levels of iron in body can contribute to anemia in Dialysis patients.

Here are still some natural ways to manage anemia in dialysis patients. You can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  for more suggestions.

What are the tips to manage anemia? Man-made EPO is commonly use to treat anemia.It can stimulate production of red blood cells.If anemia is related to low levels of iron in body, iron supplement should be given to the patients.

Dialysis encephalopathy

Dialysis encephalopathy is an attributable factor of dizziness in dialysis patients.This is because dialysis can remove toxins from the blood rapidly while the toxins will linger longer.This gradient difference can cause cerebral edema and a series of dangerous conditions.

To deal with this condition,the nurses in dialysis center should adjust the dialysis intensity. This can help reduce the gradient difference.

The above are some causes and ways to manage dizziness in dialysis patients. If you still have other questions, you can chat with our medical professional now!

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