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Fatigue And Tiredness in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)


2013-08-26 13:41

Fatigue And Tiredness in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)Fatigue and tiredness is a common complaint of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD).These conditions have a considerable side effect on the patients’ life quality and may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.It is important for the patients to get a understanding of fatigue and tiredness. Because many causes of fatigue and tiredness are treatable.

Causes of fatigue and tiredness in ESRD

The most common cause of fatigue and tiredness in ESRD is anemia. Healthy kidneys can produce erythropoietin and then it can signal bone marrow to make it produce red blood cells. However, when ESRD attacks, the diseased kidneys fail to produce erythropoietin, thus resulting in reduced level of red blood cells in body and anemia. The ESRD patients with anemia will experience fatigue and tiredness.

If anemia can be reversed,those annoying associated symptoms will be relieved.Then how to reverse this condition?Email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  for suggestions.

Additionally, there is an important component of fatigue that is largely unrecognized in the renal patients.Muscle atrophy and related weakness due to prolonged period of inactivity also can contribute to fatigue and tiredness in ESRD. These conditions can make the patients so weak that they are not able to do much physical activity.

Moreover, some other medical conditions also can contribute to fatigue in ESRD like electrolyte imbalance, hypertension, acidosis etc.

How to relieve fatigue and tiredness in ESRD?

Anemia is the most important cause of fatigue and tiredness in ESRD. Reversal of this condition can relive the annoying conditions. Artificial erythropoietin can stimulate the production of red blood cells to reverse anemia. However, it may bring some side effects like chest pain, muscle ache, headache etc.

Moderate exercise is suggested to patients with ESRD.It can improve the overall condition and enhance muscle.

The above is only the general suggestions for fatigue and tiredness in ESRD. If you want to get an personalized treatment plan, you can chat with our medical professional for an answer now!



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