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Is It Normal for Dialysis Patients To Have Stomach Cramps

2016-09-15 06:57

Is It Normal for Dialysis Patients To Have Stomach CrampsIs it normal for dialysis patient to have severe stomach cramps? Dialysis patients usually experience various complications including low blood pressure, infection, fatigue and poor memory, etc. Besides, it is normal for dialysis patients to have stomach cramps.

First, what causes stomach cramps in dialysis?

Cramp is from the process of dialysis because it relates to the rapid removal of fluid from the individual by the dialysis process. The cause of cramping is more closely from fluid excess. When fluid excess occurs, the dialysis machine is programmed to remove the excess fluid in the prescribed time usually four hours. The amount of fluid overload is largely based on your dry weight. Therefore, it is important to focus on reducing the amount of fluid gain between dialysis treatment than dialysis process itself. Fluid gain reduction is helpful for reducing cramps during treatments.

Second, what is the treatment for stomach cramps during dialysis?

Keep proper dry weight

If your blood pressure is low, you have no edema and you are suffering from cramping, you need to increase your dry weight.

Higher dialysate sodium concentration

If you have cramps, you need to tell your doctor or nurse for a sodium modeling program with higher salt in the dialysate.

Carnitine deficiency

If you have severe cramps, your doctor may wish to measure a cartinine level in your blood. If your level is low, you need to take some carnitine pills, which may help prevent cramps.

Vitamin E

In one study of 29 patients, vitamin E is able to prevent cramps as well as quinine.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

The radical treatment for stomach cramps in dialysis patients is to repair injured kidney tissues and improve renal function. Only in this way can cramps be prevented radically. Here we recommend Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The Chinese medicines are micronized into pieces and then put into two medicated bags. With the help of osmosis machine, the active ingredients can come into kidney lesion directly. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy helps dilate blood vessels, improve blood circulation, prevent inflammation and coagulation, degrade extracellular matrix and provide nutrients. After a period of treatment, it can improve renal function. It is possible for patients to reduce dialysis or even avoid dialysis. Then stomach cramps and other side effects such as low blood pressure, infection and fatigue, etc are alleviated.

It is normal for dialysis patients to suffer from stomach cramps. The above has given you the cause and treatments. If you have any question, you can consult our online doctor directly.

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