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Shortness of Breath in Patients with Nephrotyic Syndrome

Shortness of Breath in Patients with Nephrotyic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome is a severe condition that is caused by kidney disease, and it can cause many health problems. For patients with nephrotic syndrome, many patients may find they have shortness of breath, and that is a severe problem.

Shortness of breath in patients with kidney disease can be caused by many factors, such as acidosis, anemia, etc. But for patients with nephrotic syndrome, especially when their condition is very severe, shorness of breath is more likely to be caused by their edema, which is very common omplication of nephrotic syndrome.

How does nephrotic syndrome cause shortness of breath?

In normal condition, kidney will filtrate out the excess fluid from our body, but for patients with nephrotic syndrome, it is common for them to have massive proteinuria, which is a important factor that can affect patient’s fluid excretion. Protein plays a key role in regulating our blood’s osmotic pressure, while when patients with nephrotic syndrome can have massive protein loss, which will cause patient’s osmotic pressure to be lowered.

As a result, fluid in blood will flow into patient’s body tissues due to pressure difference, which will lead to edema. When patient’s edema is too severe, that can even cause patients to have pulmonary edema, and that can cause patients to have shortness of breath.

How to deal with shortnesss of breath in patients with nephrotic syndrome?

Thereby, if patients have pulmonary edema, to treat this problem, it is necessary to relieve and control their edema.

To treat nephrotic syndrome patients’ edema, diet regulation is an imoprtant aspect. Patients should increase their protein intake appropriately to supply their protein loss. Patients also should guarantee they have low sodium intake, which can affect their edema condition directly. Besides, patients will also need to restrict their fluid intake, which can affect patient’s condition obviously.

In patient’s treatment, diuretics will be an important measure to relieve patient’s condition. Besides, medicines like ARB, ACEI and glucocorticoids will be used to reduce the permeability of glomerular filtration membrane, which can reduce patient’s protein loss. Besides, Chinese medicine and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy will be a perfect choice to improve patient’s kidney function, because they can promote patient’s self-repairing ability obviously. If patient’s damaged kidney structure can be repaired, their kidney function will be improved.

Kidney disease is complicated and dangerous, and patients should take positive measures to deal with their condition. If you have any trouble in dealing with your condition, you can send your details to We will provide the guidance you need or do what we can to help you.

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