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What cause drowsiness and confusion while on dialysis?

my mother is a chronic kidney patient since 2006, was doing good with medicines, 19 Dec she was hospitalized to treat high creatinine, urea and low HB, given blood, gets little better, then dialysis started, looks even better, then done CAPD process for home dialysis on 1 Jan, the same night she had respiration problem, went to ventilator, last 10 days shw is suffering from CO2 narcosis, the dialysis and regular medicines are ongoing, she is drowsy and confused
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I had gone through your question and understand your concern. As per the patient's history seems she has uremic symptoms. That is her blood urea level is increased and affecting the brain function. When such patient comes to me I advice hemodialysis. Hemodialysis is much effective in control blood urea and Creatinine.

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