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Fatigue in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

Fatigue in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney DiseaseBecause a severe loss of kidney function, Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease can affect patients' health in several ways. Some patients experience fatigue or weakness that makes them fail to work or study perfectly. Then, patients must want to deal with this problem immediately.

The cause of fatigue for patients with Stage 4 CKD

Our kidneys are great excretory organs that can work normally, even though 50% of kidney function has been lost. However, if kidney function level is less than 50%, patients begin to suffer from various symptoms and complications.

In stage 4, kidneys are only functioning at 15%~29%, so a series of organs and systems are involved in kidney disease easily. Fatigue occurs because of the following conditions.

- Malnutrition: Kidney disease patients are always required to follow a restricted diet plan. If incorrectly, patients may not get enough nutritions from their diet. Then, malnutrition occurs and causes fatigue easily.

- Renal anemia: Kidneys with stage 4 kidney disease can't produce enough EPO that is the cause of renal anemia, while fatigue is one typical symptom of renal anemia.

- Deposits of waste products and toxins: When too many waste chemicals and toxins build up in the body, they will damage various organs and systems via blood circulation.

How to manage fatigue due to Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease?

The treatment should be taken according to the underlying cause. As the above mentioned, we would like to give the following suggestions.

- Modify your diet plan along with the change of your health condition

- Do gentle exercise regularly

- Cleanse the blood circulation carefully

- Eat more iron-containing foods or even take EPO therapy

- Improve kidney function as much as possible

These are only several general suggestions for patients with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease. To get a specific treatment plan for yourself, welcome to consult the online doctor or leave a message below.

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