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breathing problem after dialysis.

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My mother is taking dialysis on a regular basis but off late she is having breathing problem even after dialysis.Not sure what is the cause of this.Can you please help?

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replied November 8th, 2014
Kidney Conditions Answer A49949
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Elevated urea, hyper disturbance in electrolytes, acidosis can all lead to hyperventilation. Get a Chest X ray PA view done and check her saturation stats. PFTs to look for obstructive pattern should be looked for. Ipratropium bromide inhaler or nebulizer at home is a safe choice for symptomatic relief. Get CBC, Urea and electrolytes done in consult with your doctor.

wishing you best of health


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