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Why Someone Will Lose Weight During Dialysis

2015-03-07 03:44

Why Someone Will Lose Weight During DialysisWhen kidney fails to work, we have to take advantage of kidney replacement treatment to maintain our life. Dialysis is one of the common used kidney replacement treatment. But during dialysis, there may be a lot of complications, one of which is weight loss. Do you know why someone will lose weight during dialysis?

Your weight loss may be associated with nutrition loss during dialysis.

For some dialysis patients, they suffer weight gain after dialysis, because dialysis reduces toxin concentration in the blood, which can relieve their body malaise so that they eat more than before. But for long-term dialysis patients, they often have wight loss problems, because during dialysis, protein, amino acids, vitamins and some other nutrients will lose with those waste products. In such case, if they do not supplement enough nutrients after dialysis, it is very likely for them to experience weight loss.

As we all know, kidney patients are often required to follow a low protein diet to reduce the workload of kidneys and decrease protein leakage. But as long as you are on dialysis, you should increase the intake of protein to 1.2 g/kg per day to satisfy the need of body.

Your weight loss may be associated with fluid elimination from the body.

Dialysis is not way to improve kidney function. During dialysis sessions, excess fluid and waste products build up in your body. During dialysis, fluid and waste products are removed out of the body, which may make you have weight loss.

In such case, you should pay attention to the intake of water in the daily to prevent excessive fluid retention in body. Besides, you should try to some other treatment to repair the damaged kidneys and improve your kidney function. In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, there are many therapies to help you, such as 4M treatment (Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Mai Kang Mixture and medical soup), circle therapy, enema therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, etc.

Continuous weight loss is not good for dialysis patients, because your body may be not strong enough to insist dialysis. Therefore, you should pay attention to such a problem. For more information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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