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Bloating And Weight Gain in Peritoneal Dialysis

2013-12-28 16:00

Peritoneal dialysis becomes more and more commonly used in recent years.As it can be done by the patients themselves,it renders the patients more free time.However,they often still suffer from a number of side effects.Bloating and weight gain are common complications of peritoneal dialysis.

How is peritoneal dialysis performed?

Peritoneal dialysis uses a membrane inside your body as a filter to clear wastes and extra fluid from your body.A catheter is placed in your belly before you start dialysis.During the treatment process,the extra fluid and wastes travel across the peritoneal membrane into the dialysis fluid. The process lasts for a few hours, the dialysis fluid is drained and replaced with new fluid.

Causes of bloating and weight gain in Peritoneal dialysis

Bloating and weight gain are common complaints while on peritoneal dialysis.Bloating and weight gain are mainly from the dialysis solution sitting in the peritoneum. Some patients may find eating uncomfortable due to abdominal bloating. While eating less feels better, it can lead to malnutrition.

In addition,weight gain may be associated with the sugar in the dialysis solution being absorbed by the body.These extra calories could lead to extra pounds.If so, you should report it to your doctor and he/she can help to balance nutritional and achieve comfort while on peritoneal dialysis.

You also can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  to get more tips to manage bloating and weight gain during peritoneal dialysis.

Apart from those two complications, the patients on peritoneal dialysis may also experience infection, hernias and so forth. Therefore,the patients are eager to find an effective treatment to help them get rid of dialysis.Stem Cell Therapy can help restore the impaired kidney tissues and cells to restore the impaired kidney structure.If the native kidneys can function better, dialysis will not be required.

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