Feeling fatigued and tired
The people suffering from either acute or chronic kidney failure suffer from exhaustion and feel fatigued all the time. Another significant role of the kidneys is to produce hormone erythropoietin or EPO in the body, that further signals the authority to make more oxygen-carrying red blood cells. As the function of kidneys compromises day by day due to the progression of kidney disease and the renal damage, the kidneys fail to produce erythropoietin. The production of erythropoietin is either so reduced, or even diminishes due to the damaged kidneys are going through. With lesser production of erythropoietin in the body, there is a reduced amount of red blood cells to transport oxygen all over the body, thus causing the condition of hypoxia. There is lesser oxygen available to the muscles and brain, which causes immense exhaustion and fatigue.