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Common Electrolyte Disorders in Kidney Failure

2014-04-02 20:32| Font Size A A A

In kidney failure, due to a severe drop in kidney function, electrolyte disorders are more likely to occur. Here, we will talk about hyperkalemia, hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia and effective treatments in detail. 

Hyperkalemia According to the research, high levels of potassium in blood can lead to many changes, for instance: irregular heart beat or even cardiac arrest; skeletal muscle dysfunction, muscle weakness, aching pain, paralysis; acidosis.

Hypocalcemia Generally, it manifest as muscle cramps or numbness. In severe cases, tetany, bronchial spasm, epilepsy, laryngeal spasm or respiratory arrest may come into being. Besides, long-term hypocalcemia can lead to dry skin, baldness, tooth loss, osteoporisis or even bone fracture.

Hyperphosphatemia High content of phosphate can combine with the calcium in blood and affect the human body of various systems. As a consequence, symptoms including skin itching, tendinitis, arthritis, calcification of the vascular wall, etc will occur. Additionally, arrhythmia, heart valve disease, pulmonary fibrosis, cerebropathy can also be seen.

How to deal with electrolyte disorders in kidney failure?

Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs within our body. In normal condition, the “blood-cleaners” are responsible for the balance of electrolyte and fluid. Therefore, to deal with electrolyte disorders in kidney failure, the most important step should be aimed at two aspects, create a favorable internal environment and improve kidney function.

At our Beijing Tongshantang Hospital, blood-purification technique is firstly used, which consists of six parts, such as, hemofiltration, immune adsorption, hemoperfusion and so on.

Secondly, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is recommended to promote renal function. In the meanwhile, each herbal list is prescribed on the specific condition and sufferers do not need to worry about the adverse effects. After a period of systematic treatments, electrolyte disorders can be corrected and kidney function improved.

If you are suffering from electrolyte disorders in kidney failure, do not hesitate to take prompt treatments. Any follow-up questions, please contact us or consult with our Online Doctor!

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