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Can Memory Problems Result From Renal Failure

2015-03-03 17:18

Can Memory Problems Result From Renal FailureCan kidney failure cause memory loss? Kidney disease can affect overall health. Poor kidney function may also affect memory and thinking skills. Well, what causes poor memory in kidney failure patients?

Wastes accumulate in the blood

We know kidneys work as a filter to remove toxins and wastes. Once kidneys are damaged, they fail to work normally. Consequently, nutritions like protein will leak into urine and wastes like creatinine and urea nitrogen will accumulate in the blood. When these wastes affect brain nervous system, memory loss occurs. Besides, patients may also experience dizziness, headache, slow response and so on.


Healthy kidneys will produce a hormone called erythropoietin which can promote the secretion of red blood cells. The red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to body organs. If the kidney function is damaged, this function may be affected and then cause anemia. Anemia can make people have headache, drowsiness and so on. However, in severe case, poor memory will happen.

To improve memory, one way is dialysis to remove wastes out of the body and the other is to repair damaged kidneys and improve renal function. As for kidney function, you can have a try of Chinese medicine treatments. You will be surprised by the therapeutic effects of Chinese medicines. If you want to learn more information about therapies, you can leave a message below or consult our online doctor.

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