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Why Patients With IgA Nephropathy Often Feel Fatigue

Why Patients With IgA Nephropathy Often Feel Fatigue For patients with IgA nephropathy, a common symptom in their body is fatigue. This problem can affect patient’s emotion, which can destroy patient’s life quality obviously.

Why patients with IgA nephropathy have fatigue easily?

For patients with IgA nephropathy, fatigue can be caused by many factors, life sleeping quality, diet, etc, but its major cause is anemia.

Kidney has the function of excreting hormones, among which hemopoietin plays an important role in producing red cells. So, when patient’s kidney is damaged by his disease, the amount of hemopoietin will also be reduced, and that can cause patient to have anemia.

Red cell has the function of transporting oxygen for the metabolism of our body tissues, which will produce energy for our body activity use. So, when patient has the shortage of red cells due to anemia, patient will have the shortage of energy for his body use, and that will lead to fatigue.

What’s more, when patient is in the late stage of IgA nephropathy, there will be lots of toxins and metabolic wastes accumulating in patient’s blood. And some toxins can cause damage in the process of marrow producing red cells, and some toxins can shorten the living time of red cells. These factors can aggravate patient’s anemia.

How to treat fatigue in IgA nephropathy?

To treat anemia in patient’s with IgA nephropathy, many medicines are often usually used, like rHuEpo, androgen, cobalt chloride, etc. And medicines like rHuEpo is very effective in treat this disease.

Besides, if patient’s has severe fatigue, like heart failure, angina, cerebral hemorrhage, etc, patient will need transfusion to relieve his condition.

Besides, dialysis or other blood purifications will be very helpful for patient to remove the toxins and metabolic wastes in patient’s body.

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