Nausea and vomiting are common among people with Chronic Kidney Disease and Type II Diabetes. If you suffer with these issues you know how hampering they are to your daily life. After Dialysis or taking your medication, you feel so nauseous that you are unable to do anything but sit down and try to recover. What is even worse is when you cannot shake your nausea, and it turns into episodes of vomiting.
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You know better than anyone else about how the regular feeling of nausea and vomiting can disrupt your daily routine including exercising, following through with scheduled events, spending quality time with your loved ones, and even minimizing the rest you need to recover.
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Underlying issues that cause nausea and vomiting include low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia), a poor digestive system which can cause spiked Blood Sugar levels (Hyperglycemia), low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), prescribed medications, damage to nerves that control digestion, Uremia (waste build-up in blood), and Dialysis complications.
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While some just accept and live with their continued fever-like symptoms as "another side effect" of Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes; they should not. If nausea in general and vomiting specifically are not corrected, they may prevent you from eating your recommended dietary intake which will further add to your health risks. The Mayo Clinic said in order to maintain a healthy weight, "you have to maintain a balance between the calories you take in and the calories you burn." This means those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes must eat their recommended amount of daily calories and not skip meals because they feel nauseous or vomit after eating.
To prevent and treat nausea and vomiting ask your Nephrologists of best ways that you can personally maintain your Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure. Also, talk with your healthcare team to ensure that you are getting the best cleaning possible. You may need to alter your Kt/v goals to remove more waste products from your blood, or extend your time on Dialysis. Your Nephrologists may also provide medication to correct nausea and vomiting. Visit KidneyBuzz.com for Daily News & Information that will teach you how to better manage your lives with Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes.
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