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Why Kidney Dialysis Patients Have Difficulty Breathing

Time:  2014-01-27 02:06

Why Kidney Dialysis Patients Have Difficulty BreathingWhy dialysis patients have difficulty breathing? Difficulty breathing is a top bothersome problem, as it may lead to more serious health problems. For dialysis patients, they have various digestive problems, nerves problems, respiratory problems and so on. Difficulty breathing is one common symptom of respiratory problems and for dialysis patients, difficulty breathing may be caused by the following causes:

1. Pulmonary edema

In end stage of chronic kidney disease, patients usually have no fluid retention or mild swelling in eyelid, face, limbs and abdomen, which will not lead to respiratory problems. However, if they are not controlled effectively, fluid retention will spread to lung which will lead to pulmonary edema. In this condition, patients usually have difficulty breathing.

2. Anemia

With the progression of kidney disease, patients usually experience edema. With anemia, patients will have shortness of breath. With dialysis, not only some harmful substances but also some fresh blood will be filtered out of your body. In this case, the anemia will become worse and dialysis patients will have shortness of breath due to anemia.

3. Dialysis side effects

As we all know, dialysis will cause many side effects, such as vomiting, nausea, muscle cramp, stroke and fluctuate blood pressure and so on. Shortness of breath is also one side effect of dialysis.

4. Low blood pressure

Nearly all kidney disease patients have high blood pressure, and they should take some hypotensives to control. However, dialysis can cause decrease of blood pressure, so patients should adjust medicine dose before dialysis is essential for renal failure patients; otherwise, they will have extremely low blood pressure, which may worse the shortness of breath and even cause coma.

Difficulty breath can be caused by different factors, so they have to find the root causes and take corresponding measures to treat it. For further information, you can leave us a message to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com or consult our online experts.

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