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How to Treat Poor Appetite in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure

2014-03-01 09:37

How to Treat Poor Appetite in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney FailurePatients at stage 4 of kidney failure always have a bad appetite, which is a very common symptom. Due to poor appetite, patients at stage 4 can have malnutrition and weight loss in life. Thus, it is very harmful for health that patients at stage 4 have a poor appetite. How should patients at stage 4 improve bad appetite? Here we will make an introduction for you, hoping it is helpful.

Before we get to the point, let’s understand how poor appetite is caused by kidney failure at stage 4.

Three major causes lead to bad appetite, which are below:

1. Nausea and vomiting. Due to decline of kidney function, large quantities of wastes and toxins can deposit in body. So patients at stage 4 have symptoms of nausea and vomiting, which contributes to bad appetite.

2. Negative emotions. As kidney failure at stage 4 is very severe, patients at stage 4 can put much pressure on themselves and feel frustrated. Negative emotions can affect patients’appetite.

3. If patients at stage 4 have very serious complications of kidney failure, they may need dialysis to replace kidney function. However, dialysis can have many side effects on patients, for example, low blood pressure. And low blood pressure can cause dizziness and nausea, leading to poor appetite.

How should patients at stage 4 improve bad appetite?

First of all, patients at stage 4 should develop an optimistic attitude and well control emotions.

Secondly, they should get effective treatment to alleviate deposition of wastes in body. Chinese medicines have good effects on kidney function. As kidney function is recovered, kidney can make many wastes get out of body.

At last, patients at stage 4 should also focus on healthy diet and lifestyle. They should have a low protein diet, eat more high quality protein like fish, and eat more fruits and vegetables. Besides, taking regular exercise is very important for them.

Patients at stage 4 of kidney failure should keep these suggestions in mind, which can help improve bad appetite. Apart from poor appetite, kidney failure at stage 4 can cause other symptoms like high blood pressure, skin itching, sleeping difficulty, etc.

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