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Low blood pressure is a common side effects of dialysis. Can low blood pressure during dialysis cause cramps? Cramps are also very common among dialysis patients.
Low blood pressure and cramps
If you do not pay attention to the fluid intake during the dialysis sessions, too much fluid will build up in your body. When too much fluid is removed from the blood during dialysis, low blood pressure occurs. Besides, taking antihypertensive medicine before dialysis can also cause low blood pressure. Low blood pressure can cause an inadequate flow of blood to the body’s organs, leading to cramps.
How to prevent cramps caused by low blood pressure?
First, you should control your blood pressure, prevent it declining too much during dialysis. In the daily, limit your intake of fluid. And medication for high blood pressure should not be taken before treatment.
Second, you can take some measures to prevent cramps, such as do some exercise targeted at the muscles which is easily to cramp, or supply moderate calcium, vitamin D and magnesium.
Third, if cramps happen during dialysis, you can massage or stretch the affected muscle or apply hot compress to the muscle. You can also let the healthcare team member to help you alleviate the discomfort.
Last, long term dialysis does not only cause low blood pressure and cramps, but also itching as well as some other symptoms. If you can not bear the side effects of dialysis, you should choose some therapies to improve kidney function. As long as your kidney function improves, you can live without dialysis. Polluted Blood Therapy is often used by kidney failure patients. It can purify the polluted blood and recover the blood system, avoiding further damage to the kidney. When enough nutrition and oxygen are transported to kidney, the damaged kidney will gradually regain its ability. This therapy can help your kidney function recover to certain extent.
Some other factors during dialysis can also cause cramps. When you suffer from cramps during dialysis, let your doctor know. He will help you find the accurate cause and the countermeasures. You can also leave us a message or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the information you would like to know.
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