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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.

Can I Exercise if I Have PKD

2013-03-24 11:32

Can I Exercise if I Have PKDPatients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) especially the end-stage PKD may suffer from fatigue easily, then “ can I exericse if I have PKD” must be one of their most concerned questions. Is exercise good for people with PKD?

For different PKD patients, the answer will be various. You can find the relative answer from the following content according to your specific condition.

When you are just diagnosed with PKD or you don’t have severe symptoms, moderate exercise can assist your whole treatment. The reason is that moderate exercise can not only help strenghten patients’ immunity but also can help lower high blood prerssure, which is a very common symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease and can easily aggravate patients’ condition. Generally, mild exercise such as swimming, walking, jogging, Qigong, Tai Chi, etc is suitable for these patients.

However, the situation will be quite different if you have some severe complications such as urinary tract infections. When you have urinary tract infections, blood in urine may easily occur to warn you of some severe healthy problems. In this situation, you are suggested to have a good rest on bed.

Whether you have no any severe complications or you have already had some symptoms, you can’t do drastic exercise including basketball, football, baseball, etc.

Now, we can know the answer of the question “can I exercise if I have PKD”. The last point we need to note is that exercise only can assist the whole treatment, but it can’t replace the medical treatment. Therefore, if you are suffering from PKD, you should also seek a treatment that can helps slow down the progression of your condition. More information can be found from the link “How to Slow Down the Progression of PKD Developing Renal Failure”.

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