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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.

How Can I Manage Stress with Kidney Diseases

2015-07-12 03:06

How Can I Manage Stress with Kidney DiseasesStress is not always concern for us. If we can find ways to manage it well, we can live healthier. This article is specially about management of stress for kidney disease patients. Any questions, you can email to us at or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty will reply you within 24 hours.

Where does stress come from?

Stress can be physiological (infection, injury, disease), or psychological (anxiety, argument, conflict, threats to personal safety or well-being. Living with kidney disease can be a significant source of stress.

Patients may feel concerned because they know little about it their illness conditions and do not know how to deal with it.

How to manage stress with kidney disease?

Stress is normal, and your physical response to stress, including faster breathing and heart rate, dilate pupils, tense muscle and raising of high blood pressure, etc. If left untreated, this kind of stress will damage the kidneys. It will become more serious for kidney disease patients who have hypertension or diabetes.

Some simple ways to reduce stress include:

-Eat healthier foods

-Limit salt and caffeine (especially if you have high blood pressure)

-Limit sugar (especially if you have diabetes), and fats (especially if you are at risk for heart and blood vessel disease)

-Set aside time to relax

-Relaxation techniques (yoga, meditation, etc.)


-Talk to a friend, loved one, spiritual leader, or healthcare professional

-Write down your problems and think about the best solution for each of them. A list can help you evaluate and prioritize what issues need to be addressed.

-Set realistic goals and expectations

-Get enough sleep and maintain a regular sleep schedule

-Maintain a positive attitude and outlook


-Listening music you like

-Take a relaxation technique or massage

-Regular exercise and more physical activity. Yoga, walking, swimming and Tai Chi are good choices.

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