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Why Dialysis Patient will Get Shortness of Breath

2016-12-29 15:12

Why Dialysis Patient will Get Shortness of BreathAs we all know, many dialysis patients will experience shortness of breath, which bring a certain uneasiness and fear for them.

Then, why dialysis patient will get shortness of breath?

For people in the later stage of Chronic Kidney Disease, these normal amounts of fluid may cause problems. Too much fluid can build up in the body and be dangerous. Even though dialysis remove excess fluid and wastes out of body, it is not as effective as healthy kidneys. The build up of too much fluid causes swelling and increase blood pressure, which makes the heart work harder. Too much fluid can even build up in the lungs, making it difficult for patients to breath, which becomes a possible reason of shortness of breath on dialysis.

How to relieve shortness of breath on dialysis?

In order to avoid shortness of breath on dialysis, patients should keep a reasonable fluid restriction. However, the fluid restriction may vary for each individual patient. Factors such as weight gain between dialysis, urine output and swelling are considered.

In addition to shortness of breath on dialysis, patients are likely to experience some other complications like headaches, chest pain, low blood pressure, itching, nausea, vomiting, leg crams, etc. So as kidney failure patient you should pay high attention during the dialysis. Once you got some symptoms, especially the serious symptoms, you should tell your doctors immediately, so that you can got treatment timely.

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