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Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure: Weakness after Dialysis

2014-02-24 18:43

Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure: Weakness after DialysisIn stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure, many patients will undergo dialysis. However, it is a common phenomenon that many patients feel weakness after dialysis. Then what are the causes of weakness after dialysis in stage 4 chronic kidney failure? how to deal with it? If you are happen to have this problem, I believe that this article will give you some help!

What are the causes of weakness after dialysis?

When the disease progresses into stage 4 chronic kidney failure, the kidney function will decline greatly. One of the important jobs of kidney is to help make red blood cells, which will carry oxygen to all of the parts in our body and provide the energy to do daily activities. Then how does kidneys help make red blood cells?

Kidneys are responsible to secret hormones, one of which is called EPO, which will stimulate bone marrow to produce red blood cells. When kidneys are damaged, they will not able to produce enough EPO. So there will be less red blood cells. Furthermore, dialysis will worsen this condition, because some of the red blood cells will be lost through dialysis. In addition, dialysis is energy-consuming. It will take patients 4-5 hours to do one dialysis and usually kidney disease patients need to do 3-4 times one week. Therefore you will suffer from weakness after dialysis.

How to deal with weakness after dialysis?

A. Diet supplement. Patients who are on dialysis are suggested to increase the protein intake to keep enough nutrition. But for how much protein you should take, it depends on your own condition. You can communicate with your dietitian and make a proper diet plan. Besides, you should also eat more foods that are rich in iron and folic acid, which are good for the production of red blood cells.

B. Improve kidney function. In fact, the underlying cause of weakness is the damaged kidneys. So the fundamental method to relieve this symptom is to repair the damaged kidney cells and improve kidney function. To achieve this purpose, Hot Compress Therapy is recommended. It is a natural and very effective treatment for kidney disease. If you want to know the detailed information about this therapy, you can ask the online doctor. If kidney function is improved, not only weakness, but also other symptoms can be relieved. The most important is that you can go far away from dialysis at last.

If you are lucky to find a proper treatment, you can live well with stage 4 chronic kidney failure. Do you have any follow up questions about weakness after dialysis? If you have, you can send an email to or you can leave a message below, the kidney doctor will give you a reply as soon as possible!

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