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Hypoglycemia, or called low blood sugar, is a symptom which is commonly seen for dialysis patients. How dose it occur? How to manage it well? To know the answer, please let’s have a look at the overview of low blood sugar and dialysis.
The definition of low blood sugar
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) develops when there is not enough sugar (glucose) in your body to be used as fuel for cells. And most people fells symptoms of hypoglycemia when their blood sugar is 70 mg/dl or lower. Under this case, the early symptoms of hypoglycemia may include: confusion, dizziness, hunger, headaches, pale skin, sweating, weakness, anxiety and so on. If left untreated, more severe hypoglycemia symptoms may develop, including severe headache, poor concentration, numbness in mouth and tongue, coma and so on.
The overview of dialysis
For Kidney Failure or ESRD patients, dialysis is widely used to stop various symptoms or sustain the patients’ life spane. However, during the treatment of dialysis, dialysis can clear away the micromolecule substance like urea, creatinine, etc, but in the same time, the fresh blood and some nutritions can be filtered out of the body. As a result, low blood pressure can be caused. In addition, taking some certain types of oral diabetes drugs before dialysis can cause low blood sugar.
How to manage hypoglycemia for dialysis patients?
1. Before you undergo dialysis, you should ask your doctor the dosage of your medicines.
2. With aims to help prevent blood sugar from dipping below 70mg, dialysis patients are advice to follow the doctor's instructions on diet and exercise.More details about this info, please contact our doctors online directly.
It is a combination of western medical technology and Chinese medicine. Under help of osmosis device, the active ingredients of Chinese medicine can permeate into kidney lesions which can help dilate blood vessels, promote blood circulation and provide oxygen and nutritions to blood. To some extent, it also can help you avoid the dialysis. As long as kidney function can get well improved, various symptoms will also disappear gradually, including low blood sugar.
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