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    How to Prevent Infection and Muscle Cramps on Dialysis

    2013-09-21 16:47| Font Size A A A

    Dialysis is a life-saving method for patients with Kidney Failure. However,the patients will be afflicted with a host of side effects. Infection and muscle cramps commonly occur in dialysis, in which infection is a life-threatening condition for patients.

    Infection

    A vascular access is built before hemodialysis is performed. It is very likely to cause bacteria and virus to invade into body, thus making the patients prone to infection.If the blood is infected, it may cause septicemia.Septicemia can be fetal for the patients.

    Therefore,proper care for the access is important for dialysis patients.It is important for people to clean their access site thoroughly with antibacterial soap.Also try not to carry or life heavy items to avoid causing discomfort or pain in the arm.

    Muscle cramps on dialysis

    Patients on dialysis commonly experience muscle cramps.It usually occurs in the legs and it can be uncomfortable or sometimes painful. It can be due to a variety of causes.If the fluid is removed from body at a fast rate,the patients may experience muscle cramps.Too much removal of fluid from dialysis at a time also can lead to muscle cramps in dialysis. In addition, low levels of calcium in blood also can contribute to the condition.If muscle cramps occur,the patients should report it to their care providers and some adjustments can be made to control the condition.

    You can email to *** to get more tips to manage muscle cramps and infection in dialysis.

    While dialysis can prolong life span, the patients have to suffer a lot.Is there any treatment which can help the patients get rid of dialysis?The combined treatment of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Blood Purification is the recommended treatment for people on dialysis. The treatment can improve renal function effectively and may help the patients get rid of dialysis.


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