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How Come Dialysis Make You So Tired

2015-05-05 08:04

How Come Dialysis Make You So TiredTiredness or fatigue is one of the most frequent complaints of dialysis patients and is associated with impaired health-related quality of life. How come dialysis make you so tired? Go on reading to find the information.

1. Anemia and tiredness

Anemia resulting from reduced erythropoietin production, has been regarded as an important contributor to fatigue in both the dialysis population and other chronic conditions.

2. Post-dialysis fatigue

Ultrafiltration, diffusion, osmotic disequilibrium, changes in blood pressure, blood membrane interactions, higher levels of tumor necrosis factor and psychological factors like depression have all been implicated in the pathogenesis of post-dialysis fatigue.

3. Sleep and fatigue

Dialysis patients are more likely to have higher rate of sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome and excessive daytime sleepiness. Other symptoms like restless legs which are common in dialysis patients and affect sleep quality. With poor sleep quality, patients tend to feel very tired.

4. Depression and tiredness

Tiredness and depression are closely related and depression may manifest as feelings of tiredness and lack of energy.

5. Physical inactivity and tiredness

Dialysis patients have severe exercise limitations which have been attributed to muscle atrophy and weakness and impaired oxidative capacity.

To alleviate tiredness in dialysis, we recommend 4M Treatment (Mai Kang Mixture, Medicated foot bath, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and various Medical Soup) and 7 external application of Chinese medicine including circle therapy, acupuncture, acupoint application, steaming therapy, moxibustion and medicated full bath to treat kidney disease from the root. In this way, tiredness can be alleviated effectively and fundamentally.

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