Fatigue is frequently seen in people with kidney disease. And there is no doubt that it will affect patient’s life quality largely. Due to this, it is of great importance to know about the causes and treatments.
Firstly, we need to figure out what does fatigue mean.
Fatigue refers to a mental stage of being tired and weak. In clinical, it can manifest as pale look, headache or dizziness and so on. Besides, this symptom usually occurs slowly.
What are the causes of fatigue in kidney disease?
Anemia In right condition, healthy kidneys can produce enough red blood cells to transport blood. However, when kidneys are damaged, there will be shortage of EPO, in this case, anemia is more likely to occur. And anemia is often regarded as the major cause of fatigue.
Usage of medications In some cases, usage of medicines can also lead to fatigue, for instance, antihypertensive drugs and antidepressants.
Strict diet management To lighten the strain of kidneys, patients should control their diet strictly. And the shortage of vitamin B12 and iron may lead to this symptom.
Treatment options for fatigue
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy This natural therapy is commonly used to restore kidney function. With the recovery of renal function, symptoms including fatigue will be alleviated gradually. During the treatment, patient just need to lie in bed comfortably. However, it is not a “one size fits all” treatment, and each herbal formula is prescribed on the individuals’ condition. If you want to know more about this, please send us an email to immediately.
EPO supplements To increase the amount of red blood cells and rectify fatigue, your doctors may prescribe you with some EPO supplements.
Dietary changes In addition to the aforesaid measures, the supplement of folic acid, vitamin B12, iron, etc are also necessary. In the meantime, some high-quality protein foods, whole grain foods, fresh fruits and vegetables can be added to your daily dietary plan.