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Exhaustion and Fatigue After Dialysis

Exhaustion and Fatigue After DialysisDialysis is one life saving therapy for kidney failure patients, so many kidney failure patients have to live with dialysis. However, they may feel fatigue and exhausted after dialysis. Why do dialysis patients have exhaustion and fatigue?

Do you know the answer?

Likewise in CKD patients, symptoms of exhaustion and fatigue in dialysis patients are associated with several components: restricted dialysis diet plan, sleep disorder, lack of energy, effects of dialysis on the body, muscle weakness, mental stress, and so on. All of these problems make kidney failure patients feel tired and exhausted after several hours' dialysis treatment.

Why do these problems occur for dialysis patients?

The root cause is that dialysis is impossible to be as effective as healthy kidneys, although it can replace a part of kidney jobs. On one hand, it can't replace kidneys to produce enough EPO to prompt the formation of red blood cells. Lack of red blood cells lead muscle and functioning tissues into ischemic and anoxia condition, so muscle weakness and fatigue happens easily. On the other hand, dialysis fails to maintain electrolyte balance and regulate blood circulation efficiently. In fact, all of these should be eventually attribute to severe decline of kidney function.

How to alleviate exhaustion and fatigue for dialysis patients?

The effective treatment should begin from arranging a scientific diet plan and make sure foods patients eat not only reduce the burden on kidneys but also meet the body's need. Then, some medical therapies that can help improve patients' kidney and overall health condition are needed. In clinic, Hot Compress Therapy, Medicated Bath, Cycle Therapy, Foot Bath, etc, can help make patients get enough energy and ease their exhaustion and fatigue effectively.

To learn how to develop a dialysis diet plan or the above methods, you can email to

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