Do we have general weakness with IgA Nephropathy? All I can say is that there is a possibility that this condition will happen. You may be wondering why you suffer from weakness. This article is to explain you why it happen and to give you a general suggestion. However, you should deal with that based on your specific illness condition. You can consult our experts online.
IgA Nephropathy is an auto-immune system disorder, which is characterized by a deposition of immune complexes, most of which is Immunoglobulin A, on the glomerular mesangial cells. As a result, the kidney damaged are caused by inflammation.
Causes of general weakness in IgA Nephropathy
1. Anemia. This should be the most commonly seen reason why weakness occurs. Damaged kidneys cannot secret enough EPO (erythropoietin), which is responsible for the generation of red blood cells. As a result, anemia occurs. If the anemia is severe, the patient is likely to have general weakness.
2. Diet. In general, doctor or dietitian ask kidney disease patients to have a low protein intake. However, protein is also one necessary nutrition for our bodies. Protein can give the source of energy, so low quantity of protein intake will cause weakness.
3. Electrolyte imbalance. Damaged kidneys cannot keep the electrolyte balance, either. Abnormal level of potassium level becomes normal. High potassium level will lead to fatigue.
4. Chronic side effects of hormone drugs. Generally, every one with IgA Nephropathy goes to clinic, will get the prescription of hormone drugs, such ACEIs (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors), ARBs (Angiotensin Receptor Blocker), prednisone, cyclophosphamide etc. The common side effects of these drugs, include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, obesity, abnormal sexual development and muscle weakness.
Treatment should be based on the real causes. You should let your doctor give you an examination so that proper treatment can be taken. You should note that the target of all the treatments should aim at improving kidney function. You can leave a message below or email to email@example.com for specific suggestions.