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Is Shortness of Breath Common with Kidney Failure

2014-08-01 09:20

Is Shortness of Breath Common with Kidney FailureFor healthy people, shortness of breath occurs after exercise, but it may be just a matter of having exerted ourselves too much. But sometimes for some people, frequent occurring shortness of breath may be a sign of a serious health problems in need of medical care. Is shortness of breath common with kidney failure? Do you want to know the answer? Please go on reading.

For people with kidney failure patients, shortness of breath is a very common symptom. And the main factors that can cause shortness of breath for kidney failure patients are listed here.

-Anemia

Kidney failure means your kidneys can not function well to maintain the health of body. The failed kidneys can not secrete enough erythropoietin to activate bone marrows to form red blood cells. As a result, there are not enough red blood cells to transport oxygen. And then shortness of breath occurs.

-High blood pressure

The failed kidneys can not regulate the blood pressure as well. High blood pressure can cause the heart muscle to thicken so that there is less space for the oxygen-rich blood to flow, causing shortness of breath.

-Heart disease

Heart disease is a common complication of kidney disease and it is the main cause of death. Heart disease can make your heart unable to pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body. If your body do not get enough oxygen, shortness of breath may occur.

-Pulmonary edema

Water retains in the body because the damaged kidneys can not remove the excess fluid from the blood. With more and more kidney function impairment, edema may appear in your lung, resulting in pulmonary edema. This will make you difficult to breathe if the fluid collects in the numerous air sacs in the lungs.

Besides, low blood pressure and side effects of medications can also cause shortness of breath. According to the different causes, we should take different measures to relieve shortness of breath. There are many particular therapies to help you improve kidney function so as to ease all symptoms. For more information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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