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Do Kidney Problems Affect Breathing


2014-02-06 01:02

Do Kidney Problems Affect BreathingSome kidney patients complain about that they are out of breath when they go up a set of stairs. They wonder wether kidney problems affect breathing. In fact, breathing has no direct relation with kidney problem. It is the corresponding symptoms caused by kidney problems that affect breathing.

How kidney problems affect breathing?

Many factors contribute to the shortness of breath.

First, kidney problems cause the fluid retention in the body. Extra fluid in the body can build up in the numerous air sacs in the lungs and causes shortness of breath.

Second, kidney problems affect the secretion of erythropoietin and the accumulation of wastes and toxins shorten the lifespan of red blood cells. A shortage of oxygen-carrying red blood cells can leave your body oxygen-starved and short of breath.

Third, kidney problems may affect the filtration of acidic substances from the body and stimulate the respiratory systems to breath out of carbon dioxide and make you feel out of breath.

Low blood pressure and side effects of medicine may also affect breathing.

Treatment for shortness of breath

According to the different causes of shortness of breath, there are different treatment plans. But if the root cause can not be solved, you may also suffer from such symptoms. Improving the kidney function can get rid of all the problems. As we all know, kidney disease can not be cured, but measures should be taken to slow down the development to kidney failure. Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies such as hot compress therapy, enema therapy and medicated bath are often used to dilate the blood vessels, help discharge the toxins from the blood and inhibit kidney inflammation. They help preserve the remaining kidney function and repair the damaged kidneys. Over time, there is an improvement in your kidney function. For more information, you can contact our online doctors.




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