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Is That Normal for Dialysis Patients to Have Seizures

2015-03-19 08:59

Q:

Hi, this is mom’s second day on dialysis. She said she had a seizure tonight. She never had one before. Is that normal?

A:

Is That Normal for Dialysis Patients to Have SeizuresDialysis is one of the most common used kidney replacement treatment for kidney failure patients, but it takes over only part of kidney function to filter waste products and fluid to maintain your life. But dialysis is not perfect. During or after dialysis, there are a lot of complications, such as muscle cramp, nausea, vomit, skin itch, etc. Seizures are also very common among dialysis patients.

How does dialysis cause seizures?

-It generally tends to occur during or shortly after the dialysis procedure because of the hemodynamic and biochemical changes associated with the process.

-Besides dialysis, patients have to take medications to control their disease, for example, use EPO to control anemia. This kind of medicine might cause seizures.

-Not a few dialysis patients have dialysis disequilibrium syndrome during or after dialysis. In severe case, it may cause seizures.

How to control seizures for dialysis patients?

You should talk with the doctor to find out the underlying causes of seizures and then suit the remedy to the case. The fundamental way is to improve kidney function to reduce dialysis frequency or get rid of dialysis. In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, there are many therapies to help you, such as Blood Pollution Therapy, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, stem cell therapy, medicated bath, circle therapy, enema therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, steam therapy, etc. We can help you make a personalized treatment plan if you can send your medical test report to kidneycares@hotmail.com.

Is that normal for dialysis patients to have seizures? Yes, it is normal, so you should take measures as early as possible to control it. If you have had enough the complications of dialysis, you should repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. With the help of online doctor, you can learn more corresponding information.

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