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Fatigue in Stage 3 Kidney Disease Caused by Diabetes

2013-10-10 11:41

Diabetes is the primary cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) worldwide.As diabetes kidney disease progresses,a host of symptoms will appear.Fatigue is commonly seen in stage 3 kidney disease caused by diabetes.

Fatigue in stage 3 kidney diseased caused by diabetes

There is a variety of causes of fatigue in people with stage 3 kidney disease caused by diabetes.

High blood glucose

High blood glucose can slow down blood circulation so body cells and tissues will not get enough oxygen and nutrients they need. In addition,high blood sugar can cause inflammation of blood vessels.When the inflammation occurs,immune cells may come into the brain,thus resulting in fatigue.

Low blood glucose

Low blood glucose is also an attributable cause of fatigue in stage 3 kidney disease caused by Diabetes.When blood sugar is low,there is not adequate fuel for the cells to work well.

The above are the causes of fatigue related to diabetes.In addition,fatigue can be a complication of stage 3 kidney disease.

In stage 3 kidney disease,the kidneys are impaired in moderation.One of important kidney functions is to produce EPO,a hormone which can stimulate bone marrow to produce red blood cells.However,when kidneys are impaired,they can not make enough EPO.As a result,less red blood cells are made. Red blood cells can distribute oxygen to body tissues and cells. Without adequate oxygen supply, the patients with diabetes and stage 3 kidney disease will suffer from fatigue.

Manage fatigue in stage 3 kidney disease due to diabetes

As there is a variety causes of fatigue,the first thing is to figure out the specific cause and control it effectively.If you have no idea about the cause,you can chat with our online doctor for an answer now!

If fatigue is related to anemia,artificial EPO should be used to stimulate the production of red blood cells.

Effective control of high blood glucose can relieve fatigue if fatigue is caused by diabetes.

If you know the cause of fatigue in your case, you can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  for more suggestions.

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