Fatigue in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease(ESRD)

Fatigue in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease(ESRD) For patients with End-Stage Renal Disease(ESRD), some of them are usually confused by fatigue. Then what are the causes and how to treat this symptom effectively? Read on and you can find the answer.

Causes of fatigue in ESRD

In normal condition, healthy kidneys produce a kind of hormone known as erythropoietin, which is responsible for the production of red blood cells. However, among those with ESRD, the damaged kidneys will fail to work normally. As a result, low levels of red blood cells will lead to anemia. And that is the main reason why sufferers feel fatigue.

Besides, extra waste products and toxins accumulated in the blood may also cause damage to the red blood cells.

How to alleviate fatigue effectively?

In general, doctors may prescribe patients with iron-rich medications. And it has been proven that they can help alleviate this symptom effectively, but long-term use of drugs may lead to some adverse effects, such as, low blood pressure, headache, etc.

Since the root cause of fatigue is kidney damage. Therefore, doctors at our Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital recommend patients with some herbal medicines. Such as, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Medicated Bath.

The former therapy is based on TCM and it has obtained good curative effects in repairing renal function and alleviating symptoms like fatigue. What’s more, the herbs are all come from nature, so patients do not need to worry about its side effects. If you are interested in the herbal lists, please email us:kidneyfight@hotmail.com. As for the latter treatment, you can click here “Overview of Medicated Bath”.

If you have been diagnosed with ESRD and presenting fatigue, we hope the above contents can be helpful. Besides, a proper diet can help alleviate this symptom to a large degree. Any questions, you can consult with our online doctor directly. Good luck!


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