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How can I avoid encountering breathing difficulty in the case of kidney and heart failure?

How can I avoid encountering breathing difficulty in the case of kidney and heart failure?

HD: if your kidneys have failed, then the fluid accumulated, will accumlate on your lungs, and legs, depending on how bad the kidney failure is, the soloution would be hemodialysis or at least consult with a kidney specialist (nephrologist) ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I have kidney failure and having problems with my breathing now?

I have kidney failure and having problems with my breathing now?

Seek medical care: Without the ability to take your history and examine you there is too much at stake. Breathing problems especially if they are new to you are concerning. Adding kidney failure tot he mix the list of possibilities is a high risk group. Please seek medical care. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the disease for symptoms like cold sweat, difficult in breathing and visual becomes black and white? My dad had kidney failure

What is the disease for symptoms like cold sweat, difficult in breathing and visual becomes black and white? My dad had kidney failure

These : These symptoms are very broad and could represent many things. Common causes would be low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), panic/anxiety attacks, neurological issues, etc. These are not signs of kidney failure, however more information on your family history should be obtained. You need a complete history, physical, and diagnostic testing in order to figure out what is going on. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathing problem, what to do.?

What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathing problem, what to do.?

Seek medical help.: Chronic kidney disease can lead to several complications leading to breathing difficulty such as fluid gain, anemia, acidosis, infection. Difficulty breathing can be an emergency, so I recommend seeking medical attention right away. ...Read more

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Can excess curvature of the spine cause breathing difficulty?

Yes: Kyphoscoliosis can cause what is called restive lung disease. May have symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, recurrent infections, lack of oxygen. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden chest heaviness and breathing difficulty?

What can cause sudden chest heaviness and breathing difficulty?

Multiple Causes: The cause of the symptoms you describe should always direct you to see your physician to be examined but can range from relatively benign to physically serious causes. Serious causes could be heart blood vessel or valve problems; lung blood vessel blocking; exercise at altitude if lung or heart disease is present. A very common, physically benign cause in young adults is a panic attack or anxiety. ...Read more

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Does being nervous and angry cause chest tightness and breathing difficulty? I have these from yesterday after going through argument.

Does being nervous and angry cause chest tightness and breathing difficulty? I have these from yesterday after going through argument.

Yes, possible: Anxiety disorders and type A personalities are common confounders and contributors to heart disease. So yes, heated arguments can cause physical symptoms; sometimes it needs treatment and testing, other times, no. TTYD or seek help on HealthTap Prime for better guidance. ...Read more

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Can feeling cold & breathing difficulty (after waking up) be caused by 'Orofer XT' (taken 1 month) for 57+ yr female ? Is it cardiac or gastric ?

Can feeling cold & breathing difficulty (after waking up) be caused by 'Orofer XT' (taken 1 month) for 57+ yr female ? Is it cardiac or gastric ?

Orofer XT & breathin: GI upset and bronchospasm as well as tachycardia can be side effects of Orofer XT, it is worsened by ACE inhibitors Would go to ER/call you doctor today since breathing difficulty. Do not take Orofer XT until the issue is discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause fast heartbeat, breathing difficulty, cold body, and dizziness?

What can cause fast heartbeat, breathing difficulty, cold body, and dizziness?

Lengthy list: One could begin with common causes such as dehydration, extreme anxiety or fright, asthma, abnormal thyroid function and some unusual problems such as rare tumors which secrete substances which can affect heart rate and blood pressure. The list is very long. However, were you to undergo a thorough medical examination with appropriate blood and urine testing, an answer would likely be found. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more