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What Can Dialysis Patients Take For Severe Headache

2015-05-31 07:24

What Can Dialysis Patients Take For Severe HeadacheDialysis is a common treatment for kidney failure patients but it is often associated with some complications like headache. What can dialysis patients take for severe headache becomes a concerned issue. Here you will find the answer.

1. What causes headache in dialysis patients?

Headache is a neuropathy problem and always present due to rapid fluctuation of blood pressure, fluid and electrolyte imbalance and change of dialysis fluid. Dialysis works by filtering blood outside the body in which excessive fluids are filtered. During dialysis, our brain tissues does not release wastes as fast as our body tissues, which result in brain tissue to retain extra water and thus causing swelling. As a result, we feel headache. Besides, rapid fluctuation of blood pressure may also cause headache.

2. What can dialysis patients take for severe headache?

Chinese medicines are effective in alleviating symptoms and reducing dialysis frequency by repairing damaged kidney tissues and improving renal function.

Steaming therapy

Chinese herbal steaming therapy can get the active ingredients in medicine enter human body through opening skin pores, working on improving blood flow speed and promoting excreting sweat which is the effective way to remove toxins from the body.


Acupuncture is an effective way to relieve pain. With long term stimulation, the injured renal cells and nerves also can be repaired.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) but it is applied externally. Patients need to lie on bed to take this remedy. The active ingredients can expand blood vessels, prevent inflammation and coagulation, degrade extracellular matrix and provide nutrients. In this way, damaged kidneys can be repaired to some extent and gradually renal function can be improved. With enhanced renal function, dialysis frequency can be reduced or even be eliminated. And its complications like headache can be relieved effectively.

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