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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.

Does ADPKD Cause Frequent Headache

2014-02-24 10:10

Does ADPKD Cause Frequent HeadacheFrequent headache or migraine isn’t uncommon for ADPKD (autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease) patients. What’s worse, headache affects many ADPKD patients’ life quality and work, so it is a must to firstly make clear the causes of frequent headache for ADPKD patients and then accept corresponding treatments.

To be honest, conditions can cause ADPKD patients’ headache.

1. High blood pressure

For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, high blood pressure is usually their first sign. High blood pressure can cause big pressure on brain so that headache or migraine occurs easily. For this reason, the key to ease headache for these PKD patients is to control their high blood pressure.

2. Brain aneurysm

Similarly, brain aneurysm is also one complication of Polycystic Kidney Disease. If one brain aneurysm is too big, it is more likely to cause rupture of brain aneurysm and compress its surrounding nerve. Then, headache bursts frequently and easily.

3. Build up of toxins

If your ADPKD has developed end stage, deposits of toxins in blood may be another cause of headache. When kidneys are damaged seriously by enlarged kidney cysts, more and more waste products and toxins will build up in the body. These toxins, especially large molecular substances, can cause damage to nerve endings, eventually resulting in headache.

From the above analysis, we can know some complications of ADPKD provoke headache directly. Here, we can know why various painkillers fail to work for easing ADPKD patients’ headache.

Since the cause of headache for ADPKD patients differ from person to person, the treatment should be able to deal with the direct cause. Besides, some other methods that can help prevent ADPKD complications and slow down the growth of PKD renal cysts are also needed. If you haven’t found effective treatments to control your kidney cyst and ease your headache from the root, you can ask help from kidney doctors online. I believe you can get some useful methods from them.

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