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CKD Stage4, Drowsiness and Short of Breathing

Recently, we recieve a call for help for his CKD stag4. And he complians his drownsiness all day along and short of breathing.

CKD Stage4 and Drowsiness

CKD stage 4 is an advanced stage in which the GFR (GFR is the standard to indicate how well your kidneys wrok) ranges from 15~29. In this stage, kidney damage is already serious. Due to the kidney function decline, many symptoms and complications occur.

Drowsiness is mainly caused by anemia--a complication of chronic kidney disease stage4. Kidneys work to produce a substance called erythrogenin, which is involved with the production of red blood cells. When kidneys cannot work well, they will produce less erythrogenin, which causes the red blood cells decline in number, causing anemia.

CKD Stage4 and Short of Breathing

CKD stage 4 patients always complain short of breathing. Why? It is associated with heart problem. Heart disease is also a complicaton of CKD. As CKD develops, high blood pressure and damages to blood vessels will cause heart problem, which shows the symptom of difficulty breathing.

How to deal with the short of breathing and drowsiness?

Both the shortness of breathing and drowsiness are caused by the undelrying kidney damage. Thereby, to deal with the two diseases, the key is to reverse the underling kidney damage.

Experts recommend Chinese Herbal Medicine and Immunotherapy.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is suggested for it helps repair the damaged kidney tissues and improve the kidney functions. Many herbs are tonic to the damaged kidney tissues for they have the functions to improve the self-cure ablility of damaged kidney cells.

Immunotherapy is also suggested for it helps rebuild the underling immune system and uses the immune system to prevent the progression of kidney damage. In addition, it can help prevent the relapse of Kidney Disease.

As long as the kidney damage can be alleviated, both shortness of breathing and drowsiness can be reversed graudally.

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