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Shortness of Breath in Renal Failure

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Shortness of Breath in Renal FailureIn renal failure, patients will experience a lot of symptoms because of severe decline of kidney function. Shortness of breath the common one. Then what are the causes and how to deal with it?

The causes of shortness of breath in renal failure.

- Pulmonary damage caused by renal failure. This is relevant to metabolic acidosis, the contradiction of pulmonary vessels, and pulmonary edema. In addition, patients with renal failure always have low immunity, which provide a favorable opportunity for infection, especially pulmonary infection, which will lead to shortness of breath.

-Cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases are common complications of kidney failure. If patients are attacked by pericardial effusion, pericarditis and heart insufficiency, shortness of breath will come.

- Except for the physiological problems, psychological problems are also the causes. Some patients may experience a lot of psychological burden, featuring as depression, fatigue, which will lead to shortness of breath.

How to deal with shortness of breath in renal failure?

If you are troubled by swelling, you should limit water intake strictly. Besides, you are suggested to take less sodium to prevent water-sodium retention.

Improving kidney function is the root method to prevent shortness of breath. Hot Compress therapy is suggested to achieve this purpose. It is a natural therapy and developed from the Traditional Chinese Medicine. But it is externally used. If you want to know how it operations exactly, you can consult the online doctor. The herbs will achieve such effects, such as dilating blood vessels, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix and improving the immunity. Through these effects, the damaged kidney cells can be repaired and kidney function can be improved. As a consequence, shortness of breath will be relieved. If you wan to try this therapy, you can send an email to, the kidney doctor will give you more detailed information.

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