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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.

Metal Taste in Mouth With PKD

2014-07-28 07:08

Metal Taste in Mouth With PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is likely to cause some symptoms when the cysts cause kidney damage. Metal taste in mouth with PKD is a common complaint among people. If there are no other symptoms, many people will think it is a dental problem. However, in Polycystic Kidney Disease, this problem is more than that.

How does metal taste in mouth occur with PKD?

Normally, the causative factors of a metal taste in the mouth include oral infections such as gingivitis, contamination by various metal elements such as lead, tooth abcess and overuse of selenium among others.

As for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, they have metal taste is due to the existing of ammonia. How does that happen? Ammonia is the decomposition product of urea, whose level becomes abnormally high due to loss of kidney functions. Polycystic Kidney Disease in the advanced stages, it will damage the renal tissues, and the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) declines. As a result, many wastes and toxins, including urea nitrogen, will accumulate in the body. That’s why ammonia level becomes high and you then experience metal taste in the mouth.

How to eliminate metal taste in the mouth with PKD?

Traditionally, steroids, immunosuppressive agents and cytotoxic drugs can just relieve the symptoms temporarily. When reduce or stop these medicines, you will see symptoms recur. Here is another natural way that can help you treat this complication from the root. This therapy is called “Hot Compress Therapy”, which is based on traditional Chinese medicines. The effective ingredients can help reducing the size of the cyst so as to relieve symptoms. In addition, it can protect the remaining kidney function and repair the damage renal tissues. Both the two ways can improve kidney function in order to increase GFR to discharge more wastes and toxins. Therefore, metal taste in the mouth will never be a problem for you.

To sum up, no matter what the causes of the metal taste are, you should let your doctor know. Taking a urine and blood test to check your kidney function is necessary. If you have any other questions, you can leave your email to us, and we can provide you some suggestions in details.

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