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The Causes of Shortness of Breath in Stage 4 PKD

The Causes of Shortness of Breath in Stage 4 PKDAccording to the levels of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), Polycystic Kidney Disease can be divided into five stages. Stage 4 PKD indicates kidneys are functioning at 15%~29%. In this case, shortness of breath is one common symptom or problem. Do you know what causes it?

Stage 4 Polycystic Kidney Disease

Kidneys are great excretory organs that can still work relatively properly when about 50% of kidney function is lost. PKD is one progressive disorder in which continuous kidney cyst growth can take up the place of kidney functioning tissues gradually, resulting in the decline of GFR. Stage 4 PKD is the last stage that kidneys can still work by themselves, but they may cause a series of symptoms and problems.

How does Stage 4 PKD cause shortness of breath?

Trouble breath for PKD patients can be associated to kidneys in two ways. The first one is too much fluid in the lungs. When kidneys are unable to eliminate extra fluid out of the body, it will build up in the body as well as lungs. The second one is renal anemia (a shortage of red blood cells) that can leave patients’ body at a ischemia and anoxia condition. Then, shortness of breath appears easily.

How to manage shortness of breath for Stage 4 PKD patients?

No matter whether this symptom is due to anemia or fluid retention, low kidney function is the root cause. Therefore, if patients want to get rid of breath problems, kidney function level should be improved. Clear Blood Pollution Therapy is one therapy that can rebuild kidney structure, improve hemoglobin level and filter out extra fluid and waste products by normalizing blood circulation and activating kidney self-healing system.

Aside from medical treatment, a healthy diet plan and lifestyle is also needed to avoid extra fluid intake and supplement iron. If you have shortness of breath and Stage 4 PKD, you can contact us about your diet, lifestyle or treatment plan in detail. Call us through viber or whatsapp, or leave a message below. Either is OK.

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