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Why Patients With Kidney Failure Have Headache

Why Patients With Kidney Failure Have Headache Kidney failure means patient’s kidney function is damaged severely, and it is so low that can not filtrate out the metabolic wastes adequately. Patients with kidney failure can have many obvious symptoms in their body, among which headache is also very common.

Headache is a mental problem which can affect patient’s life quality obviously, because this problem is such a suffering feeling that can can affect patient’s mood and even sleeping. So, why patients with kidney failure have headache?

In fact, many factors can lead patients with kidney failure to have headache.

1.High blood pressure:

Hypertension is common in patients with kidney failure, while hypertension is so dangerous for patients with kidney disease, because it can cause many severe problems to patient’s body health.

When patient’s blood pressure is too high, that can cause patient’s blood vessel to have cramp, which can cause headache. Besides, if patients take excess hypotensive drugs, that makes patient’s blood pressure go down too fast, which cab also cause headache.

2. Neurotoxin:

For patients with kidney failure, there will be lots of metabolic wastes accumulating in patient’s blood, and some toxins can damage patient’s nerve system, which can cause many problems like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, etc.

3. Imbalance of electrolytes:

Kidney has the function of regulating the balance of electrolytes in our body, so when kidney function is damaged severely, patients will have these substances’ metabolic disorder.

And some electrolytes play important roles in nerve muscle system, like potassium, and when patient has these substances’ disorder, it is common for them to have headache.

4. Encephaledema:

Patients with kidney failure can have severe edema, and they may even have edema in their brain, especially when they are in dialysis. In fact, encephaledema can also be caused by renal hypertension, which can change the permeability of blood vessels in patient’s brain. And edema in brain is also a reason of headache.

Kidney is so important for our body health, so it is important for patients to deal with their condition positively. If you have any trouble, you can leave us a message, and we would like to do what we can to help you.

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