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What are the effects of fluid build-up caused by dialysis?

Fluid build-up caused by dialysis treatments can lead to:
  • swelling
  • high blood pressure
  • shortness of breath
  • heart failure
When large amounts of fluid are “taken off” during dialysis you may have:
  • muscle cramping
  • low blood pressure
  • nausea
  • dizziness

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