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What can I do if I have nausea and vomiting when on dialysis?

Nausea and vomiting are associated with kidney disease in general, but low blood pressure and excess fluid weight gain are also common causes. If you experience these symptoms during a dialysis treatment, inform the nurse, who can adjust the machine accordingly. If you're suffering from nausea at home, speak to your doctor about a prescription for anti-nausea medicine.

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