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Shortness of Breath in Stage 4 Kidney Disease

2014-03-02 22:57

Shortness of Breath in Stage 4 Kidney DiseaseShortness of breath is a common symptom that people with stage 4 Kidney Disease may develop. When it is serious, your life will be in danger. Do you know how shortness of breath occur?

A. In stage 4 kidney disease, kidney function has been severely damaged. So you may suffer from many discomforts. Kidneys are responsible for keeping balance of water and electrolyte. When kidneys are damaged, the balance of water and electrolyte will be destroyed and you may experience swelling. When the swelling spreads into lung, you may develop shortness of breath.

B. When the disease develops into stage 4, not only kidney function declines, but also the overall physical function as well as the immunity. So you are more likely to be attacked by infection. If you are troubled by pulmonary infection, you may feel shortness of breath.

C. Kidney disease is hard to deal with for it will trigger many complications. Sometimes the complications are more dangerous than the disease itself. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most serious complications of stage 4 kidney disease. When you experience pericardial effusion, pericarditis or heart dysfunction, shortness of breath will occur.

D. Except for the physical problems that can lead to shortness of breath, another important factor is the psychological disorder. Many patients with stage 4 kidney disease bear heavy psychological burden, featuring as being depressed and tired. Shortness of breath is an external feature. The family member and friends of patients should pay more attention to the emotional changes and give them more care.

How to deal with shortness of breath? Medical treatment is necessary. Here Hot Compress Therapy is recommended. This therapy aims at solving the problem fundamentally, that is to improve kidney function. Once kidney function is improved, the above causes can be avoided. So shortness of breath will not occur in stage 4 kidney disease. If you want to know more information about the treatment, you can send an email to for consultation.

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