Metabolic Alkalosis can be a side effect of dialysis treatment. This condition occurs when sodium bicarbonate levels are too high.
Hemodialysis is one of two types of medical ways to eliminate toxins in the blood. Hemodialysis uses a machine to remove waste and excess fluid from your blood
Bicarbonate is an ingredient in “dialysate” – a fluid mixture that helps the hemodialysis equipment clean the blood and balance acidity. Unfortunately, biocarbonate overdose can lead to disastrous health effects.
In peritoneal dialysis, the abdominal cavity is filled with a special solution through a surgically implanted catheter that remains in your stomach and removes toxins.
High bicarbonate levels can disrupt the delicate pH balance in the blood, leading to metabolic alkalosis, or excessive blood alkalinity.
Metabolic alkalosis can occur during dialysis and lead to cardiovascular problems like heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, and arrhythmias.
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