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Does dialysis cause dehydration?
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Dr. Gregory Hale
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
4 doctors agree
In brief: It can
Dialysis serves two functions.
One is to remove some of the toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney failure. The other is to remove fluid that has accumulated due to the diseased kidneys. If the dialysis prescription is incorrect in relation to the patient's "optimal" or dry weight, too much fluid can be removed and the person can become dehydrated.

In brief: It can
Dialysis serves two functions.
One is to remove some of the toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney failure. The other is to remove fluid that has accumulated due to the diseased kidneys. If the dialysis prescription is incorrect in relation to the patient's "optimal" or dry weight, too much fluid can be removed and the person can become dehydrated.
Dr. Gregory Hale
Dr. Gregory Hale
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dialysis Problems
Because one of the goals in dialysis is to remove water, overly aggressive water removal can cause dehydration.
This is a good source for further information: http://www.Kidneyabc.Com/dialysis/1574.Html.

In brief: Dialysis Problems
Because one of the goals in dialysis is to remove water, overly aggressive water removal can cause dehydration.
This is a good source for further information: http://www.Kidneyabc.Com/dialysis/1574.Html.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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