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End Stage Renal Failure And Insomnia

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End Stage Renal Failure And InsomniaInsomnia is commonly seen in patients with end stage renal failure. And this problem has brought much pain and inconvenience to their life. Why kidney failure cause sleeping disorders ? Are there any methods to deal with this problem? Please read on and find out the causes and treatments of insomnia.

The causes of insomnia in end stage renal failure

1. The complete loss of kidney function

Kidney failure is divided into five stages based on GFR, and end stage renal failure is the advanced stage. In this stage, kidneys have almost lost all of kidney function, and much waste products and toxins cannot be discharged from the body, thus a large amounts of wastes and toxins build up in the blood. Besides, they will further damage kidneys and other organs.

2. Itching, muscle cramps and restless leg syndrome

These uncomfortable feelings will make you hard to sleep. For instance, skin itching is one of common symptoms in kidney failure. With severe decline of kidney function, extra phosphorus will deposit in the skin, causing skin itching. It is a non-ignorable factor to cause insomnia.

3. Side effects of medications

In order to control some symptoms of kidney failure, they may take some certain medications, such as aspirin, losartan, hypotensive drugs, etc. Insomnia appears as a side effect of these medicines.

The treatment of insomnia in end stage renal failure

Immunotherapy---It has been used in China widely, and have a good reputation from kidney disease patients. This therapy is divided into six steps: immunologic diagnosis, immune blocking, immune tolerance, immune adjustment, immune clearance and immune protection. Combined with the six steps, this therapy aims to eliminating wastes and toxins in the blood and enhancing kidney function from the root. As long as kidney function can be improved, anemia also can be eliminated gradually.

Besides, there are many natural therapies including Hot Compress Therapy, Foot Bath Therapy, Medicated Bath and so on , which are available for dealing with sleeping disorders. More information, please contact our online doctors or email to, and we will reply ASAP.

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