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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Yawning and Shortness of Breath in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2014-09-05 07:05

Yawning and Shortness of Breath in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)As one of the common inherited diseases, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) can surely draw your attention since it will cause many problems. Yawning and shortness of breath is also not rare in Polycystic Kidney Disease. Why does that happen? Read on, and you will see.

● Yawning: Yawning is a kind of instinctive reaction of human and can not be controlled by man’s will. It is commonly associated with fatigue that is closed to anemia. Anemia is a common complication in kidney disease, which is present with reduced red blood cells.

The renal cysts can cause damage to the kidneys when they enlarges and compress the kidneys. As a result, damaged kidneys cannot produce enough EPO (erythropoietin). EPO is very important for the generation of red blood cells, which are is the transporters of oxygen. As a result, PKD patients yawn frequently.

● Shortness of breath

Several factors in PKD can lead to shortness of breath, which includes:

- Severe pulmonary swelling: When damaged kidneys fail to remove excessive fluid, excessive fluid will build up in many parts of the body. When it accumulate in the lungs, it is likely to cause shortness of breath.

- Anemia

- Metabolic acidosis: Due to severe damage, the kidneys also fail to maintain the acid-base balance,thus leading to extra acidic materials deposit in the body. Metabolic acidosis makes PKD patients have a high risk of shortness of breath.

If you are experiencing yawning and shortness of breath and want to know the reasons, you can get some useful information from the above article. Yet, it is better for you to ask your doctor to give you a test to check you kidney function. Then , treatment should be followed. If you need help on this, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will provide you with free and sincere service.

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