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Why Do Patients Suffer From Headaches in Stage 4 Kidney Disease

2014-02-22 20:01

Why Do Patients Suffer From Headaches in Stage 4 Kidney DiseaseAs we all know, people will experience a lot of symptoms and complications when attacked by kidney disease. When the disease progresses into stage 4, the illness condition worsens. Many discomforts will occur. Headaches is one of the discomforts that attacks most patients. Then why do patients suffer from headaches in stage 4 kidney disease? The followings are the possible causes. Please go on reading.

Cause 1.

In stage 4, kidney function is severely damaged and the GFR declines to 15-29ml/min. As kidney function declines, the filtration function of glomerulus declines too. So the waste products cannot be well discharged. They will build up in blood, not only increasing the damage of kidneys, but also affecting other organs. The accumulated toxins will spread into other parts of the body with blood circulation. When they reach the brain, they will affect the nerves in brain, causing headaches.

Cause 2.

Patients with kidney disease are more likely to develop high blood pressure, which will deteriorate with the progression of the illness. In stage 4, high blood pressure is more obvious without correct treatment. High blood pressure will cause severe headache.

Cause 3.

We know that poor sleep quality will easily lead to headache. The normal people also face the same problem, let alone the patients with stage 4 kidney disease. Most of them have sleep problems due to itchy skin, leg cramps, restless legs, frequent urination, psychological burden, etc, which are the symptoms they experience. Because bad sleep quality, patients will suffer from headache the next day.

The above three causes are the common ones. Which do you accord with? If you do not know the exact cause of your own, you can send your medical report to, the kidney doctor will give you a detailed explanation after analyzing your illness condition. What’s more, if you want to know the treatments, you can leave a message below, I will give you a reply as soon as possible!

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