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On dialysis, gaining weight, stomach bloated, cramping. What do I do? Why is it happening?

It seems that since I have started dialysis I m gaining dry weight and also after having dialysis my stomach gets so bloted and cramping. It has gotten so bad my stomach makes all kinds of noise and I have to leave the room. I have been taking Alkaseltzer but5 that has a lot of sodium in in it,so that s out. What do I do? And why is it happening?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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The symptoms you have reported suggest excessive removal of fluid during dialysis.That may be happening because you are gaining more weight in between the dialysis.
I suggest-
1.Start taking dialysis thrice a week if not already done.
2.Drastically reduce salt intake
3.Cut down significantly on your fluid intake say 700-800ml/day
4.Limit your weight gain in between 2 dialysis sessions to maximum 1 kg.
5.Stop taking Alkaseltzer immediately
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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