Causes Of Shortness Of Breath In Patients With Leaky Kidneys?

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Hello Fitrinur, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

Leaking kidney disease or what is also known as nephrotic syndrome is a condition in which the kidneys remove too much protein through urine. Proteins have very large molecules that should not be able to pass through the filter in the kidneys into the urine, and remain in the blood. Damage to the kidneys can cause this protein to pass into the urine so that eventually the protein in the blood decreases in number.

Protein in the blood (albumin) has a function, one of which is to keep fluids in the blood vessels (not leaking into the tissues around the blood vessels). In patients with nephrotic syndrome, albumin in the blood becomes very, very low because it is all wasted through urine. This causes fluid in the blood vessels to leak into the surrounding tissue, which can cause symptoms of swelling throughout the body, fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity (ascites), fluid buildup in the spaces between the lining of the lungs (pleural effusion). Shortness of breath in people with nephrotic syndrome can be caused by this pleural effusion, or very large ascites.

If not treated, this condition can lead to various other complications such as the formation of blood clots in the veins that are not normal (this condition can also lead to pulmonary embolism or blockage of blood vessels in the lungs), increased blood pressure, increased cholesterol, heart problems, kidney failure chronic, and many other complications.

Here is an article you can read about nephrotic syndrome

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