Low Blood Pressure – Hypotension

2018-12-12T02:08:07-04:00January 4th, 2013|Categories: eNews, Fact Sheet, What Causes Kidney Disease|Tags: |

By Dewayne Hasten, DPC Patient Ambassador, Hemodialysis Patient and Biomedical Engineer Patient to Patient: Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) During Dialysis Treatments Protecting your access You are a hemodialysis patient, and you know the score. You arrive at the clinic for your treatment and go right to the scale, weigh yourself, and head to your chair. There are the usual pleasantries, the questions about your health since your last treatment, and your vital signs are checked. The nurse or technician then straps the blood pressure cuff on your arm and you hear the monitor start. You feel the cuff around your [...]

Low Blood Pressure – Intradialytic Hypotension

2019-02-12T11:30:40-04:00January 4th, 2013|Categories: eNews, Fact Sheet, Home Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, What Causes Kidney Disease|Tags: |

By Dori Schatell, Medical Education Institute One of the main jobs of dialysis is to remove excess water from your body. Seems pretty simple, right? Like wringing out a wet towel? Of course, your body is more complex than a towel—and taking over a task that healthy kidneys did isn’t really so easy. Removing water can lower your blood pressure at dialysis, which can make you feel wretched during and even after a treatment. We’ll tell you why—and how you can stop it. Fluid in Your Body Maybe you’ve heard that the human body is made mostly of water. It’s True [...]