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Urgent

Postby pete20 » Wed May 04, 2016 12:22 pm

Hi, does anyone know if having low blood pressure stops you from having kidney dialysis?
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Re: Urgent

Postby wagolynn » Wed May 04, 2016 3:09 pm

Hi pete20,
The usual problem with kidney failure is getting the blood pressure (BP) low enough, they aim for 120/80.

If large amounts of water are removed at dialysis patients can have trouble with low BP but the main problem is getting blood to the brain.
The normal action is to get the patient laid flat - so the brain gets some blood - and give the patient a drink.

My BP is usually lower than their target, 95+-/ 55 +-, and I have haemodialysis, OK the staff are concerned but they are slowly getting used to it.

I hope this sets your mind at rest.
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Re: Urgent

Postby yeh » Wed May 04, 2016 11:50 pm

my bp is about 125-130/80-90

consider high or low?

my creatinine is about 205, weight 54.5kg 34 female.
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Re: Urgent

Postby wagolynn » Thu May 05, 2016 2:57 pm

Are adding salt or eating salty food/drinks?

Your BP looks OK at the moment.
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Re: Urgent

Postby yeh » Thu May 05, 2016 11:19 pm

I eat normal.

This is the blood pressure I take before my medicine.

Just try not to eat too salty.

And I drink normally also. Coffee and tea. Coffee only drink once a week

Btw I have not started dialysis yet
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