Why Should Not Dialysis When Hemoglobin Levels Are Low?
Assallamualaikum, good morningI want to ask Why dialysis should not be done on patients who have Hemoglobin below 7 and what are the risks? And what should be done if that happens …?
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Hb or hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. When Hb is low, indicating Hb is below normal or below 12 gr%, this is also called anemia. So if the patient has anemia and does not get anemia treatment properly, it can cause disturbing side effects, such as:
3. heart trouble or heart trouble
4. chest pain
5. impaired brain function
6. lung disorders
Whereas patients with hemodialysis show the presence of kidney function failure in performing its function of removing toxic material from the body out of the body through urine. When the kidneys are unable to get rid of all the waste or toxic substances in the body, this will cause the body to experience system disorders, and toxic substances accumulate which eventually causes circulation problems and other organ system failure. so, in patients with kidney failure, a hemodialysis procedure can be planned to help remove toxins in the body to help damaged kidney function. With hemodialysis, it is expected to improve the quality of life of patients with kidney failure.
During the treatment with hemodialysis, several side effects can be experienced, such as:
1. low blood pressure
2. stiff muscles or cramps
3. itchy skin
4. swelling and blood clotting
7. sleep disturbance
8. heart problems
Therefore, if the side effects of hemodialysis are anemia, then if anemic patients undergo the hemodialysis procedure, anemia will be more severe and risk to the circulation system, oxygenation, and risk to patient safety. Anemic patients with hemodialysis will cause anemia to gain weight either due to bleeding, or loss of nutrients in the blood one of which is iron in the blood which plays a role in preventing anemia, so that all of this can cause a malfunction of the body's system. In hemodialysis patients who are anemic, to control anemia, it can be attempted by increasing their hemoglobin through good nutrition according to doctor's recommendations and blood transfusion procedures. However, all this still depends on the doctor's decision based on clinical examination and must follow the plan of the doctor who treats patients with hemodialysis.
Therefore, discuss with the doctor who treats the patient, related to the patient's clinical condition and low Hb. The doctor will provide direction and recommendations for further treatment for patients with hemodialysis who are anemic. Thus, all clinical procedures can be passed and the hemodialysis plan can go according to plan.
Thus the info we can convey.