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How to Improve Shortness of Breath with Stage 4 IgA Nephropathy

How to Improve Shortness of Breath with Stage 4 IgA Nephropathy“I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy stage 4. Now I have shortness of breath. How to improve it?” Shortness of breath is a common compliant of IgA Nephropathy patients. Now let’s see more information about it.

What causes shortness of breath for patients with IgA Nephropathy stage 4?


When your kidneys are damaged by IgA Nephropathy, they can not secrete enough erythropoietin to make red blood cells. Due to red blood cell deficiency, you can not get enough oxygen, so it is likely for you to have shortness of breath and weakness.

-High blood pressure

High blood pressure often goes together with IgA Nephropathy. Without good control of it, it can cause the heart muscle to thicken so that there is less space for the oxygen-rich blood to flow, leading to shortness of breath.

-Side effects of medications

Medications for IgA Nephropathy, such as steroids, immunosuppressants, ACEI, ARBs and so on all have side effects. They may cause shortness of breath as well.

-Other factors

Serious fluid retention, low blood pressure and metabolic acidosis often occur in IgA Nephropathy. They can also give rise to shortness of breath.

Treatment to improve shortness of breath for IgA Nephropathy patients

When you have shortness of breath, you should talk with your doctor to find out the underlying causes and then suit the remedy to the case. If it is caused by anemia, you should take EPO and iron tablets. If it is associated with hypertension, you should lower blood pressure as early as possible. If it is those medications that causes your shortness of breath, you had better change them into natural therapies under the instruction of doctor.

But the fundamental way to improve shortness of breath is to repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. With the improvement of kidney function, anemia, high blood pressure and some other symptoms will disappear. Immunotherapy is a combination of western medicine and Chinese medicine, which can help you regulate the abnormal immune system. It can also cleanse the cycling immune complexes and inflammatory chemicals to reduce kidney inflammation and increase the kidneys’ tolerance to immune complexes so as to prevent kidney inflammation and further kidney damage.

How to improve shortness of breath with stage 4 IgA Nephropathy? The above information is just a brief introduction. If you would like to know more detailed information, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com.

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