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Why do some people pass out while on a dialysis machine?
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Low Blood Pressure
Unfortunately, dialysis is an exchange of blood between the patient and the hemodialysis machine.
At certain times, too much blood can be taken from a patient that leads to an acute drop in blood pressure. This decrease in blood pressure likely leads to some people passing out while on the hemo-dilaysis machine.

In brief: Low Blood Pressure
Unfortunately, dialysis is an exchange of blood between the patient and the hemodialysis machine.
At certain times, too much blood can be taken from a patient that leads to an acute drop in blood pressure. This decrease in blood pressure likely leads to some people passing out while on the hemo-dilaysis machine.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Jerry Light
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Low blood pressure
The most common cause is probably low blood pressure during treatment.
Another cause could be low blood sugar, especially in diabetics.

In brief: Low blood pressure
The most common cause is probably low blood pressure during treatment.
Another cause could be low blood sugar, especially in diabetics.
Dr. Jerry Light
Dr. Jerry Light
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