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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.

Why Would Polycystic Kidney Disease Cause Sleep Disorder

2013-12-19 17:30

Why Would Polycystic Kidney Disease Cause Sleep DisorderPatients with polycystic kidney disease(PKD) will suffer from many discomforts, like blood urine, high blood pressure, urinary tract infection, etc. Also, many patients are complaining about sleep disorder, which have severely affect the sleep quality and the emotion. Why would PKD cause sleep disorder? The followings are the main causes.

Frequent urination at night.

The concentration and dilution function is affected by polycystic kidney disease, so you may urinate a lot at night. Because of kidney function decrease, the metabolic wastes cannot be discharged in the daytime, so they will be discharged at night. This is also a reason of frequent urination at night.

Restless legs syndrome.

Restless legs syndrome occurs often at night. The patients have a strong feeling to move their legs because of the uncomfortable feelings, like numbness, burning sensation, tingling and cramps. Patients are often wake up at night by these feelings.

Depressed emotion.

PKD is annoying and there is no effective treatment for this disease. So many patients fall in great depression. Feelings like anxiety, sadness are more obvious at night. These feelings may keep them awake all night.

Insufficient dialysis.

When PKD develops into kidney failure, dialysis is applied to many patients. With insufficient dialysis, the waste products and toxins will grow faster than before, which will greatly affect the sleep quality.

To relieve this symptom, you are suggested to keep a good mood. It is said that an positive mood can help overcome the disease. A proper diet is also needed to reduce the progression of the disease.

For better improvement of the sleep quality, you should focus on improving kidney function. Here, the Chinese herbal medicine is recommended. It has a great effect on treating polycystic kidney disease. If you are interested in it, you can send an email to or you can contact the online doctor. They will give you more information.

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