Why Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Often Feel Fatigue

Why Kidney Disease Patients Often Feel Fatigue

Kidney is an important organ in our body, which manages the balance of the whole body. So when patients have kidney disease, various problems will appear in many parts of the body. Some patients may often feel fatigue easily and do not know the reason of it. Why the chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients often feel fatigue? In the following we will tell you the specific reasons.

As for CKD patients, renal anemia is the main factor leading to fatigue.

One of the main functions of kidney is that it can secrete hormones among which an important hormone is hemopoietin. Once patients have chronic kidney disease, their kidney functions have been damaged more or less, which will cause hemopoietin secretion decrease. However, hemopoietin is very essential and important for the produce of blood cells. If hemopoietin decreases, blood cells produce also would decrease.

Blood cells are responsible for our body to provide oxygen. When blood cells volume reduce, oxygen supply to the tissues and cells of the whole body also reduce, thus the ability of metabolism and energy produce will decline. This is why CKD patients often feel fatigue.

Moreover, when patients are in end stage kidney disease--kidney failure, with the declined ability of kidney metabolism, there are large amount of toxins and wastes accumulate in the body, which can prevent the hematopoietic function of marrow. And some toxins also narrow the survive time of blood cells. All of them can worsen anemia, so that fatigue symptom becomes severe.

Apart from renal anemia, of course, other factors also will cause patients often feel fatigue. For example, potassium is very important for the neuromuscular system of the body. When you lack potassium, you will feel fatigue and muscular weakness. This is also one reason of fatigue. But for different patients, they have different reasons and conditions.

Now you may know why CKD patients often feel fatigue. If you have any other problem about kidney disease and want to avoid dialysis, please consult our online doctor for free or leave message below or send email to us.

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