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Why Do I Get Headache with Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Failure

2014-03-02 00:27

Why Do I Get Headache with Stage 5 Chronic Kidney FailureMany patients are suffering from headache with stage 5 Chronic Kidney Failure. Headache will heavily affect the normal work and daily life. “sometimes headache will drive me crazy. Why do I get headache with stage 5 chronic kidney disease?” One patient asked. This passage will give you the answers. Please read on.

Stage 5 chronic kidney failure is also called end-stage kidney failure. That means the remaining kidney function is no more than 15% and the overall physical function is declined too. So it is hard for kidneys to finish their works. As a result, there will be a series of problems.

The toxins will accumulate in blood.

Kidneys are responsible for filtering the excessive toxins in blood to keep blood clean. Because kidneys are badly damaged, the toxins will accumulate in blood, causing a lot of problems. When the toxins reaches head with blood circulation, it will cause headache.

High blood pressure.

One of the important functions of kidneys is to regulate blood pressure and bring it under normal level. If kidneys are damaged, the blood pressure will go up normally because of increased secretion of angiotensin. Patients with high blood pressure often have headache.

Sleep problems.

In stage 5 kidney failure, many symptoms will occur or become serious, such as itchy skin, muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome, etc. These symptoms will heavily affect your sleep quality. If you have a bad sleep, you will feel headache the next day.


If you are treated by dialysis, headache will occur frequently because of dialysis disequilibrium syndrome.

Headache is one of the common symptoms of stage 5 chronic kidney failure. You must take treatment as early as possible to prevent further damage. You can send an email to for natural treatments or you can leave a message below for more information. Best wishes!

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