Continuous Shortness Of Breath In People With Kidney Failure?

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Hello wr wb. my wife has had kidney failure for about 7 years. The first three years of dialysis, then now with CAPD. It’s been almost one year my wife always sniffles her breath, and always uses oxygen to lighten her breath. Daily oxygen use now reaches 12 cubic m (2 cylinders 6 m cubic). The question is whether the breath from the lungs or due to kidney failure. To reduce shortness of breath, dialysis once every 2 weeks. Explanation please. thank you

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Walaikumsalam wr wb. Good morning, Mr. Dedi.

Kidney failure is a condition of end-stage chronic kidney disease where there is an irreversible (irreversible) decline in kidney function that requires permanent kidney replacement therapy, in the form of dialysis (dialysis) or a kidney transplant. This condition of kidney disease is mainly caused by poorly controlled diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure. Shortness of breath is one of the many symptoms of kidney failure, for which the mechanism itself is not certain. Shortness of breath that occurs in patients with kidney failure can occur due to:

excess fluid in the body (fluid overload) due to retained sodium in the body and low urination conditions in anemic kidney failure patients due to a deficiency of blood cell-forming substances due to kidney failure. Anemia is a condition that lacks red blood cells. In red blood cells there is hemoglobin which functions to transport oxygen. If anemia occurs, oxygen is reduced in distribution in the body so that the patient experiences shortness of breath.Increased blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) and heart failure conditions that often accompany kidney failure etc.

However, patients who experience kidney failure may also experience lung disease and experience tightness. An example is pneumonia or lung infection. People with kidney failure tend to have a weaker immune system, so this can increase the risk of infection of the lungs. To ascertain whether your wife's condition is purely due to her kidney failure or because of the involvement of a new lung disease, we recommend that you consult the doctor who has been treating your wife again, because he is the one who routinely checks your wife and controls progression of your wife's disease.

Hope it can be understood, Sir.

Greetings, dr. Denisa

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