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Forum Name: Dialysis

Question: After effects of Dialysis


 windward - Sat May 12, 2007 4:56 am

Mr Henderson
Age 57
Sex Male

History
Renel faliure been on hemo-dialysis for the past 6 mounths.

Question:
About 1 hour after dialysis my voice gets very weak as if i am about to lose it, i also get hot and feel very faint if i try to do anything which makes me have to sit for about 3 to 4 hours when everything seems to return to normal do you know what might be causeing these effects i know that dialysis is an aggrssive treatment and people suffer washout afterwards but
these symptons are different to what i have been experincing normaly
 Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:45 pm

User avatar Hi windward,
Have you informed the dialysis staff that you are experiencing these symptoms? Voice changes are not typically a common complaint that I have encountered after dialysis treatment. The faint feeling may be related to hypotension (decreased blood pressure). I would strongly encourage you to make the team aware of your symptoms so that if a programming adjustment to the machine is required to adjust the amount of fluid removed it can be done. This may assist with alleviation of symptoms. Best wishes.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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