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Tiredness in Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease

2013-07-24 15:21

Tiredness in Stage 3 Chronic Kidney DiseaseIn stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidneys have been moderately damaged and some symptoms have begun to occur such as fatigue or tiredness. As for fatigue, you may want to know how does it occur and what can you do for it? Well, in the following, I will give you the reason and some advice for you.

It is well-known to us, kidneys have the function of producing a hormone called erythropoietin, which is responsible for producing red blood cells. However, the kidneys in stage 3 are not able to produce enough red blood cells. As red blood cells carry oxygen to body tissues and cells,the decreased red blood cells can cause anemia. The obvious symptom of anemia is fatigue or tiredness.

Apart from fatigue or tiredness, anemia also can cause the following symptoms:

1. Pale skin

2. Shortness of breath

3. Feel cold all the time

4. Headache

5. Trouble concentrating

If you do not treat it timely, anemia can lead to heart problem. Therefore, it is necessary for you to manage the problem properly.

First, anemia in CKD can be treated with the injection of EPO. It can help make red blood cells. And iron supplement is also recommended along with EPO.

Second, you should sleep when you feel you need to, but do some exercise regularly. Be optimistic and keep a normal life is the key factor to fight against disease.

Third, early treatment is necessary to control fatigue. That is to say, when you feel uncomfortable, you should pay much attention to abnormal symptoms and feelings and report your symptoms to your doctor.

Finally, you should treat fatigue holistically. As anemia occurs due to damaged kidneys, treating CKD and improving renal function is quite necessary. If the damaged kidney is under control, the complications will also be controlled.

The above are just some common symptoms of CKD. I hope they will give you some help. And if you want to know more about CKD, welcome to join us and visit our website.

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