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Dizziness in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease after Dialysis

2014-01-07 18:43| Font Size A A A

Dizziness in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease after DialysisSome patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease are undergoing dialysis. Dialysis is supposed to make patients feel better. But the fact is it bring more discomforts. Many patients are suffering from dizziness after dialysis. How does this happen?

In stage 4, the kidney function has severely declined. So kidneys are no longer able to filter the extra toxins, electrolyte and water completely. Dialysis is used to help kidney finish these jobs. But every coin has two sides. Dialysis is no exception. It will generate a lot of side-effects, some of which are more annoying than the disease itself.

How does dizziness occur in stage 4 chronic kidney disease after dialysis?

Low blood pressure, which is one of the common side-effects of dialysis is the main cause of dizziness. It happens when a lot of water is removed suddenly. Fast ultrafiltration can also lead to low blood pressure.

Patients with stage 4 kidney disease who are on dialysis are more likely to develop anemia, which will also lead to dizziness. In stage 4, kidneys cannot make enough EPO, which can stimulate marrow bones to produce the red blood cells. Red blood insufficiency will result in anemia.

Patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease usually have strict diet limits. So patients are susceptible to be attacked by malnutrition, which is also an inducement of dizziness.

In addition, many patients in stage 4 kidney disease and on dialysis have sleep problem. There are various of causes of sleep problem. Some patients may experience itchy skin, which will make them awake all the night. Some are due to psychological burden.

The above are the common causes of dizziness in stage 4 chronic kidney disease after dialysis. You can ask the online doctor for how to deal with it or you can leave a message below. The kidney doctor will offer you some natural treatments.


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