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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 Polycystic Kidney Disease Make You Dizzy

2013-12-17 16:03

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Make You DizzyCan polycystic kidney disease make you dizzy? Many patients are suffering from dizziness. Is it caused by polycystic kidney disease?

As studies show that polycystic kidney disease can lead to dizziness. Here are the common causes of dizziness in PKD.

High blood pressure.

High blood pressure is the common symptom of polycystic kidney disease. Because of kidney damage, the kidneys are not able to filter extra water in the blood. Water retention will elevate the blood pressure. Also, the damaged kidneys cannot control the production of the renin, of which the high level will cause high blood pressure, which is a main cause of dizziness.


With the deterioration of PKD, dialysis is needed when kidney failure comes. Patients who are on dialysis are easily attacked by dizziness due to low blood pressure.


The kidneys are responsible to secrete hormones to keep the body in condition. With kidney damage, kidneys are unable to secrete enough erythropoietin, which can stimulate the production of red blood cells. Low red blood cells will lead to anemia. Once you have anemia, you are easily attacked by dizziness.

Toxins accumulation.

With PKD, the kidneys cannot well filter the toxins in blood. Therefore, the toxins will build up in blood. The toxins in blood can not only further damage kidneys, but also affect the head with the circulation of blood. So dizziness will occur.

Sleep problems.

With the disease progresses, many patients develop sleep problems. Sleep problems can be caused by muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea syndrome. These problems may keep patients awake all night. Low quality of sleep will lead to dizziness.

In conclusion, polycystic kidney disease can make you dizzy due to the above possible reasons. To prevent dizziness, you should well manage your illness condition. If you want some natural treatments, you can contact the online doctor or leave a message below!

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