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    Why I Have Shortness of Breath with High Creatinine Level

    2014-07-14 01:30| Font Size A A A

    Why I Have Shortness of Breath with High Creatinine LevelPeople with high creatinine level are prone to suffer various discomforts, such as fatigue, anemia, vomiting, or shortness of breath and so on. Here we will explain why shortness of breath occurs in high creatinine level. If you are suffering this symptom, the following content is expected to be helpful.

    You should know creatinine is the metabolic product of our muscles and extra creatinine should be filtered out by our kidneys. However, do you know that high creatinine is not easy to occur unless there is half renal function are lost. Since our kidney has a strong compensatory ability, a half of kidney function can still guarantee our body health. Thereby, if you have a high creatinine level, it implies that you have a moderate or severe kidney damage.

    In view of this point, shortness od breath is a very common symptom for people with high creatinine level. Then, how does it occur? Please keep reading.

    Pulmonary edema

    Pulmonary edema is a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs. This fluid collects in numerous air sacs in the lungs, making it difficult to breath. In addition, for high creatinine level patients, there is a massive proteinuria wich can cause patients to have serious swelling. In the advanced stage of kidney disease, it can also cause patients to have pulmonary edema. This is why patients with high creatinine level will have shortness of breath.


    In normal, the kidneys are in charge of producing a kind of hormone named erythropoietin that can promote the red-blood cells. However, if kidney function is damaged, the production of red blood cells will reduce. Thus anemia will happen and manifest with breath problems.

    Acumulation of wastes and toxins

    Besides, short of breath can also be caused when the wastes and toxins enter respiratory system. Our kidneys are also responsible for keeping the metabolic balance. Due to damaged kidney, waste products like creatinine, urea nitrogen, extra water and so on can not discharged out by kidneys smoothly.

    When you read here, I believe that you have a good understanding of the relationship between shortness of breath and high creatinine. So the next step is to find out effective treatments. Wanna an individualized therapy, then attach your medial report to

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