Causes Of Toxins In The Blood After Surgical Removal Of The Pancreas?
Good afternoon, last Wednesday my brother underwent surgery to remove 3/4 of his pancreas, then to this day he is still in the ICU, the latest information from the doctor who treated him was found to be poison in high levels in the blood so that yesterday he performed dialysis. what I want to ask why is it found in the blood of the poison or is it related to a recent operation? Thanks.
Hi Letizia, Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Regarding the right about finding high levels of toxins in the blood so that dialysis is carried out, before that I will provide information about dialysis.
Hemodialysis, or dialysis, is a method used to get rid of excess fluid and substances that are not useful for the body, because these substances are considered poisonous to the body and are removed through a filtering process. Ideally, the process of building up toxic substances in the body is a function of the kidneys. Where the kidney functions include:
As a filter for body substances that are not useful and considered poison by the body, which is excreted in the form of urine
Regulate blood acid base
Regulate fluid balance in the body
Regulate electrolytes, minerals, calcium in the blood
Regulate red blood cells
So if there is kidney damage, the kidneys cannot perform their function and the body fails to get rid of the toxic substances that the kidneys should filter out. Therefore, to overcome this, dialysis or hemodialysis is carried out in order to remove high toxic levels in the blood. The levels of toxins in the blood can endanger the body's condition and cause a decrease in consciousness.
The accumulation of toxic substances in the blood is commonly found in conditions of kidney failure, both acute and chronic. Acute or chronic renal failure generally requires hemodialysis or dialysis.
Kidney failure can occur in any condition that causes the kidneys to lack blood and oxygen so that the kidney cells are damaged and unable to function. In this case and based on the research found that, Acute Renal Failure is one of the complications that can occur in patients who undergo pancreatic surgery, such as what happened to your sister, so they need dialysis. However, in this case the operation performed is not the only factor that causes kidney failure, many factors and processes that occur in the body can lead to kidney failure. Therefore, to get more information according to your Kaka's condition, you can further consult the internal medicine doctor and surgeon who treats your brother.
Thank you and hope it helps,