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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.

Are Gastric and Bowel Problems Linked With PKD

2015-03-24 15:37

Are Gastric and Bowel Problems Linked With PKDPKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is a genetic disorder causing numerous cysts on bilateral kidneys. Patients with ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant PKD) usually see symptoms after 30 to 40 years. Are gastric and bowel problems linked with PKD?

Cause of digestive problems in kidney disease patients

It is very common for kidney disease patients to have digestive problems. This is often related to waste accumulation in the body.

Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease can have impaired kidney function when the cysts grow very large and press the kidneys. Both kidneys are short of blood volume and oxygen so the renal tissues are damaged and kidney function loses. As a result, waste product like creatinine and urea cannot be discharged by kidneys adequately. These substance will release into the blood and attack many organs. They stimulate the stomach and intestines, leading to some gastric and bowel problems.

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Treatment

Treatment for gastric and bowel problems in Polycystic Kidney Disease patient should be based on the real cause. What’s more, if you want to take some medicines, you should consult your doctor since some over-the-counter drugs like NSAIDs are toxic for the kidneys. Here are some suggestion for general patients.

♦ Keep a balanced diet

You can gradually add more fiber to your diet. Fiber-rich foods add bulk to your stools, which helps regulate your digestion.

♦ Drink moderate water to stay hydrated

Water is essential to good health and normal bowel function, but you should take water with care. Damaged kidneys cannot remove extra fluid effectively, so it should be taken with moderation.

♦ Shrink kidney cyst as well as improve kidney function

As long as kidney cyst is small and doesn’t press nearby organs, the remaining kidney function can be protected. Therefore, kidneys can filter wastes adequately, and gastric and bowel problem will disappear. You can get some free suggestions by leaving your email address below.

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