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Causes of Shortness of Breath in Kidney Failure

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For people with kidney failure, they are usually plagued by a number of symptoms and shortness of breath is just one of them. Well, what are the causes?

Kidney failure is a clinical syndrome that can affect all body systems including heart and lung. So, the onset of shortness of breath in this advanced stage of kidney disease has various reasons:

1. Pulmonary disease

As mentioned above, pulmonary damage can be caused by kidney failure. Frankly speaking, this pulmonary lesion has closed connection with metabolic acidosis, increased workload of heart and pulmonary edema, etc. And shortness of breath is the main manifestation of pulmonary edema.

2. Decline in immunity

Due to decline in immunity, various infections are more likely to occur. Such as, pulmonary infection, bacterial infection, mycoplasma infection or virous infection, and all these infections can cause shortness of breath.

3. Cardiac abnormalities

Cardiovascular diseases are common complications of kidney failure. When there are pericardial effusion, perticarditis or cardiac insufficiency, shortness of breath will appear.

4. Psychological disorders

As it’s really difficult to treat this disorder, some of the kidney failure may develop psychological disorder, which can manifest as fatigue and so on. In this case, it can also come into being.

Treatment options for shortness of breath in kidney failure

1. If there is swelling, patients should limit the fluid intake strictly. And the specific amount should depends on the specific condition. Have a question? Please feel free to consult with our Online Doctor!

2. In most cases, diuretics are used to remit this symptom and efficacy is usually obvious. Unluckily, the underlying cause still exists.

3. To alleviate shortness of breath radically, measures should be taken to to improve kidney function. At our center, a natural remedy called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can be your reliable choice.

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