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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.

Should Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Stop Smoking

2013-04-09 17:17

Should Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Stop SmokingEven though we know smoking is harmful for our health, we can still see people who love to smoke everywhere. For people with PKD smoking heavily, they are very concerned the answer of the question “should Polycystic Kidney Disease patients stop smoking”.

Smoking is considered as an evil deep rooted in our society. Once a person is addicted to smoke, it is difficult for them to leave this habit. This is why so many people know smoking is harmful for their health, but they don’t want to give up smoking. As we know, a healthy lifestyle plays a quite important role in keeping people’s health especially when they have some healthy problems such as Polycystic Kidney Disease. Even though PKD won’t kill patients in a short time, the development of it does threaten their life. Smoking is a bad habit.

Here, I would introduce some harmful effects of smoking. Smoking predominantly affects the lungs and cause lung cancer. In addition, smoking can also affect many other organs such as heart. It can raise the heart rate and cause stress on the arteries and heart so as to increase the incidence of heart disease. In view of this, the answer of the question “should Polycystic Kidney Disease patients stop smoking” is yes.

As we know, Polycystic Kidney Disease is a chronically progressive condition, so only depending on medical treatment such as oral western medicines, surgery and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, the effect won’t be so good as we expect. The reason is that a healthy diet and lifestyle is also an important role in the whole treatment. If you have PKD and are looking for a healthy diet or lifestyle plan, feel free to tell us so that we can give you suggestions timely.

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