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Can Dialysis Causes Shortness Of Breath

Can Dialysis Cause Shortness Of Breath

Patients who accept dialysis may have shortness of breath. This symptom may appear in the process of dialysis, and it can also appear when patients is in their life. So many patients who is going to have dialysis may have this curiosity: can dialysis cause shortage of breath?

In fact, patients’ shortness of breath is caused by many reasons.

Cases caused by dialysis

In the process of dialysis, patients often have low blood pressure, which may be caused by the rate of water loss being too fast in dialysis, patients taking hypotensive drugs before dialysis, cardiac dysfunction, etc. In this condition, patients will have nausea, vomit, pale face, etc. Besides, patients often have hard breathing at the same time.

Other reasons

Patients who need dialysis is in the end stage of kidney disease. They will have many complication in this period, and hypertension is a common symptom. Hypertension can harm heart, and patients may have heart failure gradually. While patients with heart failure will often have shortness of breath.

Besides, the shortness of breath can also be caused by metabolic acidosis. Kidney and lung can regulate the acid-base balance, and damaged kidney function can not complete its work, so this will increase the workload of lungs, which will cause disorders to lungs. As a result, patients will have shortness of breath.

As we know, patients with kidney failure will easy to have edema. To patients in the end stage of kidney disease, they may have pulmonary edema, which can also cause patients have hard breath.

What’s more, with severe damaged kidneys for a long time, there are already many toxic substances accumulating in the blood, and these substances will be transported to every organs and tissues. So it is normal that patients’ lungs may be damaged, and patients will have shortness of breath in this time.

Thereby, some cases of shortness of breath may be caused by dialysis, but this condition can also be caused by other reasons. Patients is in a hard stage if they have this symptom, so it is important for them to have a good emotion in this time.

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