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Diabetic, chronic renal patient on dialysis, angioplasty done, has breathing problems. Reason?

hallo doctor! my wife,aged 62,is a type 2diabetic and cronic renal patient on dialysis thrice aweek .. she has undergone angeoplastry last week.had no chest pain . but she is having breathing problem.informed the doctor and he prescribed medicines for one month. he says there will be breathing problem. My query is that angioplastry is done for reducing the breathing problem.why it persists?
Asked On : Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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Welcome to HCM
Your wife is Diabetes Type II with Chronic Renal Failure and heart disease for which she has undergone angioplasty.
She has multiple problems which can cause breathing problems :
1) Her kidneys are not functioning so she has fluid retention in body specially lungs can cause and renal failure causes acidosis which can cause rapid breathing.It depend up on what is the level of blood urea and creatinine.
2) If she has poor cardiac function congestion in lungs can occur.
3) If she has any lung problem like asthma or airways disease.
Please discuss with your treating what is the cause in her case and how much it can be improved with drugs and HD.
If he cardiac function is poor with angioplasty some improvement can occur.
Take care
Good Luck.
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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