Why do dialysis patients throw up? Throwing up, or vomiting, is one common complaint of people on dialysis. If you happen to have this problem, finding out the underlying cause and then accepting the corresponding treatment can be helpful. Today, follow us to find the answer.
Why do dialysis patients throw up?
Generally speaking, three conditions can lead dialysis patients to vomit. Read on to detect which causes your discomfort.
1. Low blood pressure: It is one most common side effect of dialysis. Too much fluid removed from the body during dialysis or incorrect concentration of dialyzate both can result in the sudden decline of blood pressure. Then, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, etc, may occur along with.
2. Dialysis imbalance syndrome: Clinical researches report that about 3.4%-20% of dialysis patients have this problem. In mild cases, patients don’t need any medical treatment. However, if patients have nausea, vomiting, cramp or coma, they should accept treatments immediately, otherwise, dialysis imbalance syndrome may even lead to death.
3. Electrolyte imbalance: Even though dialysis can help purify blood by removing excess fluid and waste products from the body, it can’t be as effective as healthy kidneys. Therefore, dialysis patients are more likely to suffer from electrolyte imbalance, and throwing up can be a sign.
How to help dialysis patients get rid of throwing up?
The detailed treatment should be changeable from patient to patient, because the direct cause is different. For example, if yours is due to low blood pressure, your dry weight and dialyzate concentration should be determined. However, no matter what is the direct cause, low kidney function is the root cause that makes you have to live with dialysis. Thereby, the whole treatment should include not only handling underlying cause but also improving kidney function.
Immunotherapy, a combination of blood purification and herbal medicines, can both cleanse blood and restore damaged but not necrotic kidney cells. After three or four weeks’ treatment, patients will get obvious effects such as lowering creatinine and BUN, easing throwing up and kidney function improvement. Finally, patients may get rid of further dialysis.
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