Complications of hemodialysisCrampsCramps occur normally in lower limbs, abdomen, even the chest toward the end of the hemodialysis procedure after a significant volume of fluid has been removed by ultrafiltration. Blood pressure decreasing may be accompanied with cramps. In addition, people who begin to receive hemodialysis are easy to have cramps.Hypotension-Low blood pressureOne of the most common complications of hemodialysis is hypotension, which can cause serious insufficiency of blood to heart and brain. Therefore it is better to avoid hypotension. When it presents, treat it as soon as possible. Prevention of too fast and too much dehydration in hemodialysis can help reduce incidence of hypotension.Hypertension-high blood pressureIt is more common in the mid term and late term of receiving hemodialysis with unknown reason. Normally there are no complains when this kind of high blood pressure presents. In severe cases, headache, nausea and vomiting can be caused. Most of the time, those symptoms will relieve after hemodialysis.ArrhythmiaPatients on maintenance hemodialysis are at risk of cardiac arrhythmias. They occur predominately in association with hemodialysis or may occur in the interdialytic period. Both acute and chronic alterations in fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base homeostasis may be arrhythmogenic in these patients.Pericarditis and hydropericardiumSymptoms such as sense of suppression in the chest, feel suffocated; can not lie on one’s back, cough and asthma when one moves, etc will present.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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