Chronic Kidney Failure (CKF) or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is divided into five stages. Stage 4 Renal Failure is a condition with severe kidney impairment. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is one of the symptoms at this stage of kidney disease.
What are the causes of hypoglycemia?
There are various causes of hypoglycemia other than kidney disease. You should take a test or consult your doctor to get confirmation. Here are the some possible causes, such as:
1. Large dosage of insulin, especially for diabetics.
2. Side effects of antibiotics, beta blockers, or pentamidine.
3. Missed meals
4. Drinking alcohol
5. Severe infection
6. Adrenal insufficiency: Kidney disease might impair adrenal gland, which locate the upper part of the kidneys. Adrenal is responsible for certain hormones that can elevate glucose in addition to their other functions. If these substances are not made, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, or both can occur.
7. Kidney failure: Kidney failure causes hypoglycemia in three separate ways. First of all, kidneys help to generate new glucose from amino acids (called gluconeogenesis). Gluconeogenesis is impaired in kidney failure. Secondly, insulin circulates for a longer period of time and is cleared slowly when kidney function is poor. The third important reason is that kidney failure reduces the appetite and consequently, oral intake of food.
Treatment for hypoglycemia in Stage 4 Renal Failure
Since there are so many possible causes of hypoglycemia, treatment may differ from cases to cases. Ask you doctor to help you make a confirmation. One thing you should always remember is that you should avoid medicines that are nephrotoxic. More over, treatment that can solve the underlying problem, namely, damaged kidney function.
As long as your kidneys can function more adequately, symptoms can be completely relieved. Alternative therapies are available in Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital. More information, you are welcomed to leave a message below or email to email@example.com.