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my mothers kidneys failed recently, will she feel more tired and depressed?

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Dr. Robert Dudley
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Most people who live with kidney or renal failure do notice a decrease in energy. Some people will feel depressed. This should be discussed with the doctor as treatment may help.
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Tiredness can be caused by untreated depression and also having a failed kidney may increase tiredness. Being on dialysis can increase tiredness.

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