Some patients with uremia complain that they are suffering from shortness of breath which discounts the quality of their life greatly. Now follow us to see why shortness of breath can happen to uremia patients.
Shortness of breath is commonly caused by heart disease or lung disease. However, uremia is a clinic syndrome which can involve every system in the body including heart and lung.
Uremia can cause lung lesions, leading to uremic lung which is a special lung lesion. Its pathogenetic mechanism is associated with the metabolic acidosis, anoxia state, pulmonary vasoconstriction, increased cardiac load and pulmonary edema appearing in uremia. While the most obvious sign of pulmonary edema is shortness of breath. Moreover, the immunity for uremia patients becomes low, which is easy to cause infections, especially the pulmonary infections including bacterial infections, mycoplasma infection or virus infection. These infections can result in shortness of breath.
Uremia patients with shortness of breath should go and check whether there has heart lesions. Cardiovascular complication can be commonly seen among uremia patients. When patients have hydropericardium, pericarditis or cardiac insufficiency, shortness of breath is likely to appear.
What is more, some uremia patients may suffer from depression, fatigue and other mental disorders. In that case, shortness of breath may also happen.
After the cause for shortness of breath is found out, experts on heart disease or lung disease can give you the corresponding medical advises to deal with it. But here we would like to say uremia patients should be optimistic about life as many treatment options including Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy and Stem Cell Therapy, etc can help them save kidneys by repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function. Also we will be here helping you deal with any questions about kidney diseases.
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