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High Creatinine and Shortness of Breath in CKD Stage 4: Causes and Treatment

high creatinine, shortness of breath, CKD stage 4As the second advanced stage of chronic kidney disease, CKD stage 4 means the GFR level has already declined to 15-29 ml/min. And various symptoms or complications may appear at this stage. Here we will talk about the causes and treatment for high creatinine and shortness of breath in stage 4 CKD.

Causes and treatment for high creatinine level in CKD stage 4

Most stage 4 CKD cases have already experienced the abnormal creatinine level due to the impaired renal function. Kidneys become unable to work normally to remove creatinine and other wastes and toxins out of body, so those harmful substances accumulate in the body.

As to the high creatinine level treatment, in most countries, healthy diet especially a low-protein diet will be recommended, also some western medicines like Ketosteril and medical charcoal tablets. Moreover, many patients with CKD stage 4 are recommended dialysis treatment, actually dialysis can help lower creatinine level obviously, but temporarily.

High creatinine level is caused by the kidney damage and impaired renal function, so the best treatment for elevated creatinine means the one which can help kidneys work normally again.

Causes and treatment for shortness of breath in CKD stage 4

Anemia can be a common complication of CKD stage 4. Due to the impaired kidney function, kidneys will not produce enough EPO, thus resulting in anemia. In that case, patients are easy to have fatigue and shortness of breath and other symptoms when they even do some mild activity. Another cause for shortness of breath may be the pulmonary edema. The damaged kidneys are unable to remove excess fluid out of body, once excessive fluid accumulate in lungs, shortness of breath and other abnormal symptoms will appear. From here, we can know the fundamental treatment for shortness of breath will be recovering renal function.

But how? Nowadays, Chinese medicine therapies are commonly used in the clinic to treat kidney disease from the root with special functions western medicines cannot play, so patients with CKD stage 4 still can still expect to live a normal life without dialysis and kidney transplant. If you want to cope with your high creatinine level, shortness of breath and other symptoms by natural and efficient ways, we are glad to help. You just need to tell us more about your condition with emailing to kidneyhospitalabroad@hotmail.com or leaving a mssage below, then our experts will send you medical advices back within 48 hours.

Any kidney problems? Please consult our online doctor. The satisfaction of patient is as high as 93%.

If it is possible for you to come to China for treatment, we have the confidence to give you the satisfying treatment effect.

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