Why Do I feel Fatigue in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease is a joint name of most kidney diseases. It means the progressive damage of kidneys. When it comes to stage 4 , serious injuries are caused. Patients will have many symptoms especially fatigue. They may ask: Why do I feel fatigue? How can I do with it?

Let’s find the answer:

We know that stage 4 chronic kidney disease is a severe phrase for patients. There can be many complications such as proteinuria, anemia, high blood pressure and even cardiovascular diseases and so on. These complications can affect people to feel fatigue.


Proteinuria means much protein is flowing out of the body through urine. As protein builds up many of our body issues like brain and muscle and it can provide energy and nutrition to our bodies, it is vital to sustain physical function. So when mass protein goes out, body won’t get enough power to work normally, people will feel fatigue easily then.


Most patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease have anemia. Anemia is the decrease of red cells in blood. Red blood can convey oxygen to all organs and issues in the body. So the lost of red cells can cause hypoxia and patients will have less vitality thus can have fatigue.

Diet for fatigue

Food which contains much nutrition is needed. For example grains, fruit and vegetables. While high-phosphorus and high patassuim food such as onion, pumpkin, eggplant are limited because they can cause damage to kidney.

Patients should keep the intake of protein in a right amount. Too much protein brings burden to kidney while too little protein can’t keep normal funtion of body. The proper level is 0.8g/day. High-quality protein is suggested such as eggwhite, milk and lean meat.

Now we know the reasons of fatigue in stage 4 chronic kidney disease and the diet for it. If you want to have further information, please contact us online or by e-mail: kidneyfailurecn@hotmail.com.


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