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Shortness of Breath on Dialysis: What should ESRD Patients Do

2014-05-30 16:08

Dialysis is one of the most common therapy for End Stage of Renal Disease (ESRD), it can delay the progression of disease but also has some side effects, shortness of breath is one of them. Then what should patients do if they appear this symptom during dialysis ?

If patients want to relieve this symptom, they should distinguish the reasons first. There are mainly three factors can induce shortness of breath which are lung infection, anemia, large amounts of gas or fluid inside your body. For those who are caused by infection you need to take some medicines and do things according to your doctors instructions, that will help you fell better soon. For those who are caused by anemia you need receive blood transfusion as soon as possible, after that you can get recover gradually. For those who are caused by improper operation during treatment induced gas accumulation in your body, you need to adjust your treatment method and eliminate those extra gas or fluid then you can get better within 2~72 hours.

Patients who are in End Stage of Renal Disease have variety degrees of lung damage, after dialysis they may get better but can not be get reversed. So as a patients who are on dialysis, you should pay attention to shortness of breath. You should take actions as soon as this symptoms appear, otherwise, you will have life-threatening. Do remember to communicate with your doctors in time that will be helpful for them to know your health conditions in time.

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