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Are Chronic Kidney Disease And Heart Problems Related

Are Chronic Kidney Disease And Heart Problems RelatedAre chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart problems related? Many kidney disease patients may have this question.

Inn fact, heart problem can be caused by their disease of patient with CKD. This article will introduce about this aspect.


An important function of kidney is excreting hormones, and erythropoietin is among them. Erythropoietin is very important in promoting bone marrow to produce red cells, and red cell can transport oxygen to body tissues to complete their metabolism, so as to produce energy for their function.

While when CKD patient has anemia, the oxygen supply for heart muscles will also be decreased, which can cause damage to patient’s heart, and CKD patient may have heart problem in this condition.

Electrolyte disorder:

Electrolyte disorder is very common in patients with chronic kidney disease, because kidney has the function of regulating the balance of electrolytes in blood.

While if patient with chronic kidney disease has potassium imbalance, which often make chronic kidney disease patient have heart problems. Because both high level and low level of potassium in blood can cause patient to have arrhythmia, while low level of potassium may even cause patients to have heart failure, which often cause death cases.

High blood pressure:

High blood pressure is a common symptom in patient with kidney disease.

There are two major causes of high blood pressure. One is the retention of water and sodium, which is caused by severe kidney damage. While the other is the disorder of kidney excreting renin. Both of them are caused by kidney disease.

While high blood pressure can also increase the workload of heart, which can also cause damage to patient’s heart.


As kidney disease progresses, many toxins will accumulate in patient’s blood. While some toxins can inhibit heart muscle, and cause heart problem.

In fact, these factors may also appear together, and patient is more likely to have heart problem in this time.

In the end, for patients who are facing with this condition, if you need any help in this aspect, you are welcome to contact us, and we are glad to help you.

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