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What Can Cause Fatigue in ADPKD

2015-05-24 07:06

What Can Cause Fatigue in ADPKDWhat can cause fatigue in ADPKD? ADPKD refers to the adult polycystic kidney disease, which is a genetic and progressive kidney disease for people, and there are numerous fluid-filled sacs formed on kidneys. The cysts will get enlarged over time, which will oppress surrounding kidney tissues and cause kidney damage. Then patients may have some severe symptoms with the development of ADPKD, and the fatigue is a common one.

Then what can cause fatigue in ADPKD?

1. Anemia

Anemia is one of the common symptoms in kidney disease patients. When ADPKD patients develop into advanced stage with low kidney function, they will easily get anemia. Patients who suffer from anemia will get fatigue easily.

2. Restriction of protein intake

Due to proteinuria, ADPKD patients need to keep a low protein diet, which can reduce kidney burden and prevent the enlargement of kidney cysts. However, protein is a necessary nutrition, and the long term restriction of protein intake will make patients weaker and weaker.

3. Loss of protein in urine

When ADPKD patients get kidney damage, they will have loss of protein in urine, and this can also cause fatigue for patients.

4. Side effects of medicine intake

Because of the symptoms, ADPKD patients may need to take some western medicines to control their symptoms. However, the long term intake of western medicines can also cause some side effects, and the fatigue is a common one.

Above are some of the common causes of fatigue in ADPKD, so patients need first get the main cause of their fatigue and then take effective treatment.

In addition, in order to slow down the progression of ADPKD, the most important thing for them is taking medical treatment to shrink kidney cysts and repair kidney damage, then it can make a good prognosis for patients. If you want to get more details of the treatment for ADPKD patients with fatigue, you can consult our online doctor, or you can also send e-mail to pkdtreatment169@gmail.com. We will do our best to help you.

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