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Shortness of Breath in Kidney Failure : Causes & Treatments

2015-04-18 14:21

Shortness of Breath in Kidney Failure : Causes & TreatmentsShortness of breath is the unpleasant sensation of having difficulty breathing. At most of times, people can not breath freely and they are at high risks to develop insomnia at night. Regarding on this, patients want to find out the reason that why patients with kidney failure will experience shortness ? And more importantly, what should patients do to alleviate shortness of breath?

Why do patients with kidney failure suffer from shortness of breath?

Wastes products in lungs

In case of kidney failure, there are many toxic substances and extra fluid being deposited in the body. And the wastes products and extra fluid will get into all systems into lung. People who have lung disorder often experience shortness of breath. The respiratory center in the brain speeds up breathing when blood vessels of oxygen are low. If the lung can not function well, patients are more likely to suffer from shortness of breath.


Normally, the health kidneys are responsible to produce erythropoietin, a hormone to produce red blood cells. For patients with kidney failure, the kidneys are unable to produce the erythropoietin to make red blood cells which carry oxygen and to the tissues, because of this, patients are more likely to suffer from anemia. When people have anemia, they have fewer red blood cells, so in these people, the amount of oxygen that blood can deliver is decreased. Most of people with anemia, they often feel shortness of breath because the boy can not deliver the sufficient oxygen the bod requires.

What should patients do to alleviate shortness of breath in kidney failure ?

Shortness of breath is serious problem, patients have to receive the treatment as soon as possible, otherwise, it threats patients’ life. You can talk it with our online doctor directly or leave a message below.

When the toxic substances in the body reach to a certain level and patients start to suffer from serious symptoms, dialysis is often highly suggested by most of doctors.

The natural treatments in Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine are suggested by the renal doctors. The natural treatments are Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath. The most importantly is that the renal experts will make a specific treating plan for each individual, if you wan to know more details about the treating plan, you can send your test reports to

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