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Is there any link between kidney disease and lethargy? Yes. Kidney disease is usually a slowly progressive disease. In the early stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), patients may not experience some obvious symptoms. Lethargy is very com

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Kidney Disease and Lethargy

2014-09-30 08:20

Kidney Disease and LethargyIs there any link between kidney disease and lethargy? Yes. Kidney disease is usually a slowly progressive disease. In the early stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), patients may not experience some obvious symptoms. Lethargy is very common among general people, especially those who always have heavy work or weak body. Well, if it is caused by kidney disease, what can you do to deal with that?

How does kidney disease cause lethargy?

Our kidneys have many functions such as:

- Maintain fluid and electrolyte balance;

- Secrete vitamin D for bone growth;

- Produce EPO (erythropoietin) for the generation of red blood cells;

- Regular blood pressure and pH level.

When your kidneys are damaged, many problems will occur. Let’s see how does lethargy happens.

● Fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom in kidney disease patients. Since damaged kidneys cannot produce enough EPO, the amount of red blood cells reduces. As a result, the oxygen carried by red blood cells becomes less, thus leading to tiredness and fatigue. That’s why kidney disease patients always feel tired and want to sleep all the time.

● Anemia

Patients with advanced kidney disease may also experience some digestive problems because of toxic deposition in gastrointestinal tract. They have a poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Therefore, they are short of nutrition supply, especially folic acid and iron. That’s why Anemia occurs. Anemia is another reason of lethargy.

What you can do to deal with lethargy?

The most effective way to get rid of lethargy is to improve kidney function by repairing damaged renal tissues. This requires you to take some changes on your diet habit as well as choose a natural method. Since I do not know your specific illness condition, I cannot give you personalized suggestions. In that case, you can send you test report to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com, and you will get the reply within 24 hours.

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