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Shortness Of Breath And Kidney Disease

Shortness Of Breath And Kidney DiseaseKidney disease can cause many disorders in patients’ body, and that can lead to many symptoms, among which shortness of breath is very common in patients with kidney disease. It is necessary for patients to have a better understanding about this aspect, which is helpful for them to cope with their condition.

Thereby, why patients have shortness of breath?

In fact, shortness of breath in patients with kidney disease can be caused by several reasons, and all of them are the complications of kidney disease.

Edema: patients with kidney disease are easy to have edema, while different patients will have this symptom in different degrees. For patients with mild edema, they may just have edema in their lower limbs or around their eyes, while for patients with severe edema, they can have swelling in their lungs, which can make patients feel hard to breath.

Anemia: anemia is also a common symptom in kidney disease patients, while this symptom can make patients always feel fatigue. Patients’ anemia is mainly caused by the decrease of red cells, which can cause them to have the shortage of oxygen supply, and they may have shortness of breath in this condition.

Hypokalemia: patients with kidney disease often have electrolyte disorder, and low level of potassium in blood may also appears in this condition, which can cause patients to have myasthenia. When patients’ respiratory muscle is affected, patients will also have shortness of breath.

Metabolic acidosis: metabolic acidosis is also a common symptom in patients with kidney disease. Metabolic acidosis often influence patients’ bone and muscle. It often causes patients to have muscular paralysis, which may appear in patient’s respiratory muscle.

These are the common reasons of shortness of breath in patients with kidney disease. To treat this disease, patients should make sure their causes and take measures according to their own condition. While if you have any doubt on this aspect, or if you need any help, you can contact us, and we are glad to help you.

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