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Is it normal for people undergoing peritoneal dialysis(pd) to have dizzy spells?

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Dr. Phillip Ng
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

I agree with dr. Raj singh.
Peritoneal dialysis is less likely compared to hemodialysis to cause dizziness from low blood pressure. A full evaluation of your dizziness would also include blood work to assess your body content of minerals and electrolytes in order to ensure that your peritoneal dialysis treatments are not causing imbalance.

In brief: No

I agree with dr. Raj singh.
Peritoneal dialysis is less likely compared to hemodialysis to cause dizziness from low blood pressure. A full evaluation of your dizziness would also include blood work to assess your body content of minerals and electrolytes in order to ensure that your peritoneal dialysis treatments are not causing imbalance.
Dr. Phillip Ng
Dr. Phillip Ng
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dizziness on PD

This feeling will indicate lower BP relative to your usual BP.
This can happen with PD or HD easily if fluid removal is excessive.

In brief: Dizziness on PD

This feeling will indicate lower BP relative to your usual BP.
This can happen with PD or HD easily if fluid removal is excessive.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Dizziness can be a sign of low blood pressure and decreased perfusion to the brain.
Discuss with your nephrologist to have your medication or dialysis prescription adjusted. Dizziness is never normal and can increase risk of falls and major injury.

In brief: No

Dizziness can be a sign of low blood pressure and decreased perfusion to the brain.
Discuss with your nephrologist to have your medication or dialysis prescription adjusted. Dizziness is never normal and can increase risk of falls and major injury.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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