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    Shortness of Breath And Stage 4 Kidney Disease

    2014-06-04 03:35| Font Size A A A

    Shortness of Breath in Stage 4 Kidney DiseaseChronic kidney disease is divided into five stages, and stage 4 CKD means patient’s kidney function is damaged severely. Kidney is an important organ, which plays a key role in regulating our internal metabolic balances. As a result, when patients have stage 4 CKD, many health problems can appear at this poiont.

    Shortness of breath is a common health problem, and it is sufferingfeeling, which can damage patient’s life quality and mental condition obviously. Well then, why patients with stage 4 CKD have shortness of breath?

    1. Acidosis:

    For pateints with stage 4 CKD, their kidney function is damaged severely. Kidney is in charge of the metabolic balance of acid-base in our body, so when it is damaged severely, patients will also have the metabolic disorder of acid-base. In fact, it is easy for patients to have high uric acid in their body.

    While acidosis can cause many metabolic changes in our body, which will stimulate respiratory center, and cause shortness of breath.

    2. Anemia:

    Anemia is a common complicatin of CKD, and it is more obvious when patients have stage 4 CKD. Anemia in CKD is due to the shortage of red cells, which is in charge of transporting oxygen for the metabolism of our body tissues. As a result, if patients with stage 4 CKD have severe anemia, the shortage of oxygen supply will also cause patients to have shortnes of breath.

    3. Pulmonary edema:

    Low kidney function often cause patients to have edeam. However, if patients have nephrotic syndrome at the same time, their edema can be very severe, and they can even have pulmonary edema, which can cause them to have shortness of breath.

    As we can see, shortness of breath can be caused by many factors, which indicates how important kidney is. Thereby, patients should do their best to protect their remaining kidney function and improve their condition. If you need any help, you can leave us a message about your details and problem. We will provide the guidance you need or do what we can to help you.


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