Side Effects of Peritoneal Dialysis & hemodialysis - Dialysis Tips

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Side Effects of Peritoneal Dialysis & hemodialysis
Dialysis (dialysis) is a useful tool as a replacement for kidney function to make the process of filtering the blood, especially in patients with end stage renal failure.

There are two kinds of dialysis is peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis.

Although both a standard procedure for patients with kidney failure, but this method is not without risk or side effects.

Here are the side effects of two dialysis methods commonly used:

Side Effects of Peritoneal Dialysis

In this procedure a catheter is inserted into the patient's abdomen. Dialysis fluid exchanges must be done carefully to avoid the spread of infection.

The process of inserting a catheter access to the peritoneum and may increase the risk of infection.

Infections that reach the peritoneum can be serious, and some cases of severe infections can even be life-threatening.

Long-term care using peritoneal dialysis can lead to changes in the peritoneal membrane that functions as a dialysis membrane will decrease.

Hernia is another problem that can occur because of the load fluid in the abdominal cavity. Insertion of the catheter into the abdominal cavity can also weaken the abdominal wall.

Side Effects of hemodialysis

Like most patients with kidney failure with little (or) no urine, hemodialysis often involves the reduction of body fluids.

Too much fluid is removed can cause side effects such as low blood pressure, fatigue, chest pain, leg cramps, and nausea.

Because hemodialysis requires access to the circulatory system, the circulatory system of the patient may be exposed to microbes that can cause infection of the heart valves (endocarditis) or even can affect the bone (osteomyelitis).

Some of the symptoms of the side effects that arise in the use of hemodialysis include sneezing, back pain, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest pain.