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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.

Is Loose Bowels a Symptom of PKD

2014-08-02 02:35

Is Loose Bowels a Symptom of PKDIs loose bowels a symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)? Yes. However, there is no definite connection between loose bowels and PKD. In other words, not all PKD patients have this symptoms. If so, why does that happen. What can you do to stop or prevent that from happening?

Why does Polycystic Kidney Disease cause loose bowels?

Loose bowels is intestinal problem which is very normal. Dietary intake, infections and digestive disorders can lead to increased water in expelled feces, or loose stools. The content of ingested foods and intestinal infections often cause transient episodes of loose bowels.

Polycystic Kidney Disease is serious problems and is easy to cause renal damage. If the kidneys are affected, they cannot work normally to filter wastes and toxins produced by the body. As a result, those wastes and toxins deposit in the body and will be carried to other organs through blood stream. Therefore, the bowels infection occurs. Not only the intestinal but also stomach has a high risk of inflammation due to waste accumulation. It is not difficult for you to understand that, is it? Well then, you may ask me how to deal with this condition.

Ways to relieve loose bowels in PKD

- Chinese medicines

Traditionally, the doctor will prescribe you some over-the-counter medicines. You should make sure they are no toxic to the kidneys and will not stimulate the growth of kidney cysts. Meanwhile, consult your doctor about the proper dosage and frequency of the intake.

Here, I recommend you Chinese herbs, because they are more natural. In other word, they cause few side effects compared with over-the counter drugs. The available Chinese herbs include cinnamon, monkshood, dried ginger, grain sprout, hawthorn, poria cocos, and goldthread root. You can consult our online experts for the specific method.

-  Hydrotherapy

Carry a water bottle and sip water throughout the day. Besides water, I suggest you drinking pulp-free juices, broths and caffeine-free soda. Your proper amount of fluid intake should be calculated by the doctor in case of swelling in PKD since your kidneys have been damaged to filter excessive fluids.

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