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What are the Causes of Low Blood Pressure on Dialysis

2013-11-18 10:20| Font Size A A A

What are the Causes of Low Blood Pressure on DialysisDialysis is an important treatment for patients with kidney failure. Dialysis can prolong the lifespan of patients and improve the life quality. But as we all know that dialysis can bring a lot of complications, such as nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, etc. Low blood pressure is also a common side-effect. Many patients on dialysis are suffering from low blood pressure. So what are the causes of low blood pressure on dialysis?

The causes of low blood pressure on dialysis.

a. The kidney is responsible for removing the extra water from the blood. When the kidney is damaged, the extra water cannot be adequately discharged. If the patients do not well control the water intake between dialysis sessions and drink too much water, the dehydration rate is too fast on dialysis, the patients will loss too much water once, which will cause low blood pressure.

b. Some patients may be companied by high blood pressure with kidney failure. Their doctor may prescribe them some anti-hypertensive drugs. If they take these drugs before dialysis, it will lead to low blood pressure.

c. Heart insufficiency, allergic to dialysis machine, diabetic autonomic neuropathy can also contribute to low blood pressure.

d. The elder patients are prone to be attacked by low blood pressure.

How to prevent low blood pressure?

Patients with kidney failure and on dialysis should well manage the diet and keep the proper amount of water. You are also suggested to limit the sodium intake to prevent water-sodium retention. For the proper diet, you can contact the online doctor for free.

If you have high blood pressure, do keep in mind that you cannot take anti-hypertensive drugs before dialysis.

If you are troubled by low blood pressure on dialysis, you should talk to your doctor and find what are the exact causes of low blood pressure on dialysis and take immediate treatment. You can send emails to, the kidney doctor will reply as soon as possible.

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