What Helps A Dialysis Patient Regain Energy
It is likely for a Dialysis patient to feel weak or tired. Although it is not a severe symptom, it may affect your living quality. What helps a dialysis patient regain energy? Read on to learn more information.
1. To improve anemia
Anemia goes together with Kidney Disease, and the worse the disease, the worse the anemia. Do you know why? It is because the damaged kidneys are not able to produce erythropoietin to make red blood cells. And the accumulated waste products in the blood can shorten the lifespan of red blood cells so as to add insult to injury. To improve anemia and store your hemoglobin level can help you boost your energy. The conventional treatment is to supplement EPO and iron tablets.
2. To balance your diet
It is recommended to follow diet restriction, but it does not mean you can not eat anything. Over restriction can cause malnutrition and make your condition worse. Besides, you should know how to adjust your diet according to your condition. For example, When you are in stage 3 Kidney Disease, your protein intake is about 0.8 g/kg per day. When you start hemodialysis, you have to increase protein intake to 1-1.2 g/kg per day, because dialysis takes away a part of protein from your body, and you need to supplement the lost one. Generally speaking, you have have a balanced diet, you can increase energy.
3. To reduce the side effects of dialysis
Dialysis can cause a lot of side effects, such as low blood pressure, dialysis disequilibrium syndrome, etc. These can make you feel weak as well. To improve the quality of dialysis can help you feel energetic.
4. To restore renal function
When renal function gets improved, weakness will get improved as well. But for kidney patients who have started dialysis, it is difficult to reach the purpose. Generally speaking, as long as you still produce urine and your kidneys do not shrink a lot, you can restore a portion of renal function. In our center, systemic Chinese medicine treatment is often used. For example, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, Steaming Therapy, Enema Therapy and so on are usually used together to help patients eliminate waste products from the blood. These therapies can also improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so that enough essential elements can be transported into nidus to speed up kidney recovery. Moreover, they can reduce renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse. After about half month’s treatment, you will be energetic. And after about one month’s treatment, your renal function will get improved. And then you can gradually reduce dialysis frequency.
What helps a dialysis patient regain energy? You need to improve anemia, balance your diet, reduce the side effects of dialysis and restore renal function. For more information on dialysis, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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