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Why Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Feel tired

2013-09-07 17:52

Why Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Feel tiredPatients with Chronic Kidney Disease feel tired easily in their life. Why is this? Here we will give an introduction about this topic and hope it is helpful for you.

Why patients with Chronic Kidney Disease feel tired easily?

Actually, for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, the major reason for fatigue is anemia. Anemia mainly presents as the decrease of red cells in blood or the decrease of hemoglobin in red cells. Red cells have the function of transporting oxygen, when kidneys are injured, red blood cells in blood decreases. The shortage of red cells means our cells can not get enough oxygen timely, under such a condition, we become tired easily. This is the reason why Chronic Kidney Disease patients feel tired often.

How does Chronic Kidney Disease cause anemia?

After knowing why patients feel tired, we may have another question: How Chronic Kidney Disease cause anemia?

Kidney has many functions which is very important to our health. One of the major functions of kidney is to secrete hemopoietin and the excretion of hemopoietin can regulate the formation of red cells. Hemopoietin is a kind of glycoprotein which can promote the proliferation and maturity of red cells and promote red cell’s combination with hemoglobin. When one is affected by CKD, his kidneys fail to secrete enough hemopoietin, as a result, production of hemopoietin decreases and anemia is caused easily.

So what should we do to hinder the formation of anemia?

CKD is divided into five stages according to the GFR ( glomerular filtration rate), and in the stage one and two, there is no obvious symptoms. And anemia occurs easily when illness develops to stage 3 or stage 4. Patient should accept treatment under the nephrologist’s guidance, and remember to change the lifestyle and diet habit, such as do exercise appropriately and regularly, don’t drink alcohol and stop smoking, take appropriate amount of protein and sodium in the diet, and so on. What’s more, remember to have a good emotion. With comprehensive measures, CKD in early stage can be stopped from progressing to kidney failure and also, anemia and tiredness can be avoided successfully.

Here is the introduction of fatigue. In reality, aside from tiredness, there are many other symptoms in Chronic Kidney Disease. If you have any question, you can contact us through kidney-treatment@hotmail.com, and our experts will help you solve your problems within 48 hours.

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