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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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 PKD Related with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

2013-04-24 16:39

is pkd related with irritable bowel syndromeRecently, some PKD patients complain Irritable Bowel Syndrome and they wonder if it is related with their kidney problem.

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a kind of gastrointestinal disorder and its diagnosis is based on the symptoms of abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits. Compared with male, female with age 20-40 is more likely affected by IBS.

In some cases of IBS, patients can feel hard mass when they touch their abdomen and these mass are always mistaken as tumor. Actually, the masses are spastic intestinal tubes and can disappear. At present, there is no treatment for IBS, but it can be relieved with dietary adjustments, medication and psychological interventions.

What is PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)?

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a common genetic kidney problem and passed down from generation to generation. This genetic kidney disorder is marked by countless fluid collection in kidney which enlarge over time and cause kidney damages. At present, there is no treatment for PKD, but it can be stopped from progressing to kidney failure with effective medical treatment like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy.

Is PKD related with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Actually, PKD does not cause IBS directly, but in some cases, PKD may cause sensitive nerves, mental health issues, infections in gastrointestinal tract and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth which can cause IBS directly.

For patients with PKD, if they found they have symptoms of IBS like frequent abdominal pain, discomforts and floating, they need to go to their doctors directly for remedies. Besides, trying to keep a stable mood, as emotion also can affect IBS.

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