Why There Is Weakness After Dialysis

2017-06-29 16:30

Why There Is Weakness After DialysisDo you feel tired after dialysis? Actually this is a common complaint of dialysis patients. Why there is weakness after dialysis? And how to improve it? After reading this article, you will find out the answer.

Weakness is associated with anemia.

The less your kidney function, the worse your anemia. Because the damaged kidneys can not secrete enough erythropoietin to make blood cells, and the accumulated wastes shorten the lifespan of red blood cells greatly. When there are not enough red blood cells to transport oxygen to your muscles, you get tired easily, and you will feel weak. In such a case, you should take EPO or iron supplements to improve anemia.

Imbalanced diet

Diet restriction is often recommended to kidney failure patients, for example, to restrict protein intake. But once you start dialysis, you should not lower your protein intake any more, because during dialysis, some protein may go out of body, making you have malnutrition easily. Malnutrition can also give rise to weak feeling. Therefore, you have better consult a dietitian to help you make a balanced diet plan to help improve your physical condition.

Physical activity

Many dialysis patients give up any form of exercises. In fact, this is wrong. It is better for you to take some gentle exercises such as walking and yoga to make yourself energetic.

Side effects of dialysis

Not a few dialysis patients suffer from dialysis disequilibrium syndrome. Weakness is one of the clinical manifestation of such a syndrome. If you have had enough of dialysis, you can take other treatment into consideration, but the precondition is that you still have urine output. In our hospital, we have helped many dialysis patients with systemic Chinese medicine treatment such as Toxin-Removing Treatment to repair kidney damage and improve kidney function so as to keep dialysis away.

Why there is weakness after dialysis? Now you have a clear mind. If your current treatment can not help you improve your medical condition, why not change it? For more information on alternatives to dialysis, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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