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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in End Stage Renal Disease

2014-07-22 21:34| Font Size A A A

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in End Stage Renal DiseaseEnd stage renal disease is the last and advanced stage of kidney disease to reflect that kidneys have nearly already lost all abilities. In this case, numerous systems problems will occur, including sleeping disorders. some patients will experience excessive daytime sleepiness. Here we will discuss the this issues.

Excessive daytime sleepiness (ESRD) is characterized by persistent sleepiness and often a general lack of energy. In other words, it means feeling fatigue, tired and sleepy. Some persons with EDS, including those with hypersomnias like narcolepsy, sleep apnea and a circadian rhythm disorder are compelled to nap repeatedly during the daytime. For stage 5 kidney disease patients, excessive daytime sleepiness can be regarded as a consequence of their illness condition.

In end stage kidney disease, patients who suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness are due to sleep deprivation. Furthermore, sleep deprivation are shown in four aspects: itching skin, restless leg cramps, sleep apnea and sleep insufficiency.

Skin itching: due to decline of renal function, kidney can not keep the electrolyte balance. Skin itching is mainly caused a large accumulation phosphorus in the body.

Restless leg cramps: it various from patient to patient. However, because restless leg syndrome occurs when you are trying to relax or fall asleep, it can leave you feeling tired from lack of rest.

Sleep apnea and insufficiency: it is difficult to sleep in night due to bothers of various symptoms.

Are there any good methods to deal with excessive daytime sleepiness?

All in all, the primary cause is the damaged kidney function. In this stage, dialysis may be needed. But there is a fact that no one is willing to undergo dialysis because of its side effects. Fortunately, in Beijing Tongshantang Hospital, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is widely used to manage kidney disease and various symptoms. It is a creation and innovation based on TCM. It is different from traditional one because of its external application of Chinese medicine.

I believe that you have generally knowledge about the excessive sleepiness and ESRD. If you gave no idea about how to deal with your condition, please contact us directly or email us to and we will try our best to help you.

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