This oil both reduces anxiety and relieves insomnia
Charge Nurse, Lect. İlknur Yücel from Istanbul Gelisim University Vocational School of Health Services, Dialysis Department said that a solution to the sleep disorder problem experienced by kidney failure patients can be found with the aromatherapy method.
Chronic and progressive renal failure gives symptoms such as malnutrition, pulmonary edema, cardiovascular disorders, and skin changes. For elimination of kidney failure that commonly causes sleep disorders also, Charge Nurse, Lect. İlknur Yücel from Istanbul Gelisim University Vocational School of Health Services, Dialysis Department spoke about what to do.
Alternative medicine should be used in addition to medical treatment!
Kidneys are one of the most important organs of our body, which provides cleaning process by filtering wastes and acids accumulated in the blood. In cases where the kidneys cannot perform their functions, substances such as urea, potassium, keratin and phosphorus rise in the blood. Hemodialysis is used to clean these harmful substances in the blood. Charge Nurse, Lect. İlknur Yücel from Istanbul Gelisim University Vocational School of Health Services, Dialysis Department emphasized that kidney failure is a chronic and progressive disease and this condition causes coma, malnutrition, pulmonary edema, cardiovascular disorders, skin changes, decrease in skin turgor, anemia, iron deficiency as well as sleep disorders as a result of deterioration in fluid-electrolyte balance.
Lavender oil is used as an essential oil in aromatherapy
Stating that various complementary and alternative medicine elements are used in elimination of sleep disorders in hemodialysis patients widely in Turkey and in the world, Charge Nurse, Lect. İlknur Yücel said, “Since the origination of humanity, the cure of many diseases has been sought in nature, and this has led to the birth of traditional medicine. The most frequently used essential oil in aromatherapy, which is one of the complementary and alternative practices, is lavender oil. At the same time, this oil is frequently used for sleep disorders, sedation, itching prevention, infection prevention, muscle relaxation, wound healing, vital signs regulation and relief of pain.”
To be administered by inhaler or massage
As a result of the research conducted, it was determined that the application of lavender oil through an inhaler (a medical device used to release of drugs into the body through lungs) or massage in hemodialysis patients increased the sleep quality of individuals. However, uncontrolled use of lavender oil can also cause nephrotoxic effects. Charge Nurse, Lect. İlknur Yücel underlined that traditional medicine cannot replace medical medicine, so it is absolutely necessary to seek help from a health institution.