Why Kidney Failure Patients Feel Fatigue
Persistent fatigue can be a common symptom of kidney failure patients. And it will become more and more serious with gradual loss of kidney function, then, why kidney failure patients always feel fatigue?
Causes of fatigue in people with kidney failure
Anemia In normal case, healthy kidneys can help secrete a kind of hormone named erythropoietin, which is responsible for the production of red blood cells. However, in renal failure, due to loss of kidney function, less erythropoietin will be produced. When there is not enough blood and oxygen, people with this disorder are more likely to feel tired.
Lack of iron and folic acid In advanced stage of kidney disease, kidney damage and dietary restriction can lead to shortage of iron and folic acid. In this way, the illness condition will be aggravated.
Besides, acidosis can be another cause of this discomfort.
How to alleviate fatigue in renal failure?
From the above analysis, we can realize that the causes are various. Thereby, it is necessary for patients to do some early tests to figure out the specific reason. Meanwhile, we also provide patients with special tests, if you are interested in this, please chat with our online doctor directly.
1. Generally, drugs that are loaded in EPO like aranesp can be used to stimulate the production of red blood cells. However, long-term use of these medications may cause some adverse effects, such as, muscle cramp, headache, etc.
2. A scientific diet can help a lot in providing nutrient substances for the impaired kidneys and slowing down it’s progression effectively.
Even if the above tips can relive this symptom to a certain degree, unfortunately, the underlying cause still exists.
Here, experts at our Huaxia Kidney Disease Hospital mainly recommend patients with hot compress therapy. It is innovated on the basis of TCM, but applied externally. And clinical researches have proven that it can help restore kidney function from the root. Once renal function is improved, fatigue will be settled. For detailed information, you can send us an email us:email@example.com and we are glad to help.
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