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Dialysis is a common method used to patients with kidney disease, especially kidney failure. Many patients with dialysis are suffering from dehydration. What is the cause of dehydration? How to manage dehydration after dialysis?
The common causes of dehydration.
a. The deposition of the toxins in blood will elevate the plasma osmotic pressure, so the water under the skin will transferred to the bloodstream, causing dehydration.
b. With the loss of kidney function, there is not enough oil secretion to keep water in the skin. Therefore, dehydration will occur.
c. Dialysis will discharge excessive water in our body. But if overmuch water is removed by dialysis, dehydration and dry skin will happen. Too much water intake during dialysis sessions is a cause of sudden loss of large amount of water during dialysis.
How to manage dehydration?
A. To prevent large amounts of water gain in blood. Extra water gain in blood is mainly caused by over much water intake during the dialysis sessions. So you should control the water intake. Consult to your doctor for how much water you should take every day when you are on dialysis.
B. Keep your body weight in a certain level. you should weigh your weight before and after dialysis. Tell your doctor to ensure he will make some changes in next dialysis. This is also good for maintaining a proper dry weight.
C. You can do some home cares, like wiping your skin with warm water everyday to relieve dehydration.
Dehydration will cause many discomforts, such as dry skin, dry mouth, nausea, itchy skin. If you are experiencing these symptoms, go and tell your doctor to check if they are caused by dehydration. You are also welcomed to consult the online doctor by telling him your condition. Hope the above suggestions will give you some help.