Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) Questions Kidney Diseases

Do kidney disorders cause irritability and mood swings?

My mother has been diagnosed with a diabetic kidney disorder. She is extremely irritable these days and also suffers mood swings. Are the two related?

3 Answers

Yes
Uremic encephalopathy can cause irritation, lethargy, disorientation, etc. Usually that happens when the kidney function is very low. Please check with her doctor and see what her renal function is (check bun and creatinine).
Thanks.
Yes associated