Fatigue in PKD: Causes and Treatments
As a common symptom of PKD, fatigue will affect patients’ life quality largely and bring them lots of pain. So, how does it occur and what are the treatments?
Causes of fatigue
Generally, the healthy kidneys can produce a hormone called EPO(erythropoietin), which can help to increase red blood cells. However, in PKD, due to the decline of kidney function, the failed kidneys can not produce enough EPO, then, there are insufficient red blood cells, so, patients will present fatigue.
The another possible cause is the shortage of iron. It is known to all, the diet limitation of patients is very strict, so, restricted diet management may cause lack of iron and folic acid. Thereby, patients will also experience fatigue.
Is there an effective treatment for fatigue?
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy
During the treatment, patients just need to lie on the bed, two bags filled with herbal medicines are placed on the patients’ back, and the shattered medicines can be penetrated into kidney lesion externally.
Most importantly, by improving blood circulation, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation and providing nutrients for the impaired kidneys, renal function can be enhanced from root. Once renal function is improved, there will be enough EPO, and fatigue can be relieved. Any question? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Besides, keeping a reasonable diet is also significant. PKD patients should take some foods to supply iron, such as, nori, kelp, broccoli, etc. In the same time, they should limit the intake of protein, follow a low fat diet so as to reduce the burden of kidneys.
Moreover, patients should stay away from alcohol, tobacco products, avoid coffee, chocolate, because these substances can cause further renal injury and aggravate fatigue.
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