3 – Headache, fatigue and general weakness
Healthy kidneys, which work properly absorb vitamin D in our bodies to maintain strong bones and produce a hormone called Erythropoietin EPO. This hormone plays an important role in the production of red blood cells; when the kidneys are not working properly, they produce less EPO, and low red blood cells (those that carry oxygen) lead to rapid fatigue of the muscles and brain.
WARNING: It is common for people with chronic kidney disease to develop anemia. Anemia may begin to develop when someone has 20% to 50% of normal kidney function. If you get enough rest and sleep, but you continue to feel tired, have low energy levels and have general weakness, you should visit your doctor without delay.
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