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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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.

Will Taking Sildenafil Citrate Cause Renal Problems

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Will Taking Sildenafil Citrate Cause Renal ProblemsSince sildenafil citrate (brand name VIAGRA) is an oral therapy for erectile dysfunction, many people are worried whether this medicine will cause renal problems. Follow me to get the truth. Any questions, please email to

Side effects of sildenafil citrate

Common side effects of Viagra include facial flushing, headaches, stomach pain, nasal congestion, nausea, diarrhea, and an inability to differentiate between the colors green and blue. Loss of hearing, ringing in the ears and dizziness may occur.

In some cases, people get kidney stone since they take sildenafil citrate with large dosage or a long term.

If you are not sure your kidneys are affected, you can take a test to check your kidney function.

Diagnosis of kidney disease

In general, medical test may include blood test to check serum creatinine and urea nitrogen level. A 24-hour urine test shows how much urine your kidneys produce in 1 day.

Symptoms of kidney disease

There are also signs or symptoms that indicate kidney insufficiency, such as:

The symptoms of kidney disease may include:

-Nausea and vomiting

-Urine changes: frequent and urgent urine, especially at night

-Swelling, particularly of the ankles, and puffiness around the eyes

-Unpleasant taste in the mouth and urine-like odor to the breath

-Persistent fatigue or shortness of breath

-Loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting

-Increasingly higher blood pressure

-Muscle cramps, especially in the legs

-Pale skin

-Excessively dry, itchy skin

-In children: increased fatigue and sleepiness, decrease in appetite, and poor growth.

When to see a doctor?

If you are experiencing any one of the above symptoms, you should be concerned and prepare a appointment with your doctor.

Unfortunately, some people have no symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease until the majority of kidney function is lost; that is why prevention - through diet, exercise, and medication -- is key.

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