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How Can Mononucleosis Affect Stage 4 Renal Failure

2015-06-04 14:05| Font Size A A A

How Can Mononucleosis Affect Stage 4 Renal FailureMononucleosis is an infectious disease that is usually caused by Epstein-Barr virus (a herpes virus). Other viruses can also cause the disease. Well then, how can mononucleosis affect Stage 4 Kidney Failure? Any questions, please do feel free to contact our Online Doctor.

Stage 4 renal failure is one of severe advanced kidney disease stages which has severe decline of renal function. And due to serious kidney damage, patients are prone to suffer from various symptoms, which can affect patients’ body health.

Actually, mononucleosis is not considered a serious illness, but its symptoms may be severe enough to prevent a person from engaging in normal activities for several weeks. The most common symptoms of mononucleosis are fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands in the neck, under the arms, and in the groin area. Other symptoms include the following:


Muscle aches or weakness

White patches in the throat

Skin rash


Loss of appetite

All of these symptoms all have a bad effect on the patients’ body and life. In addition, stage 4 kidney disease patients also will suffer from serious symptoms and complications like proteinuria, blood urine, fatigue, cardiovascular disease, infection and so on. We can say mononucleosis makes stage 4 kidney disease worse.

Well then, how to deal with the condition?

First of all, it is important to stop the progression of mononucleosis. Then, you also can take necessary treatments so as to slow down the progression of illness condition. It’s a pity that there are no medications that can treat mononucleosis, because antibiotic and antiviral drugs are not effective against the virus. If you are diagnosed with disease, here are some suggestions for how to deal with it:

Get lots of rest, preferably bed rest, especially the first week or two.

Drink plenty of water and other fluids.

Take nonprescription pain relievers.

Avoid engaging in any strenuous physical activity, such as exercise, heavy lifting, or contact sports.

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