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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.

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Cause Digestive Problems

2013-04-27 10:31

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Cause Digestive ProblemsCommon digestive problems include nausea, vomit, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and so on which are bothersome. For Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, they may suffer from various discomforts because of decreased kidney function, so when some of the digestive problems occurs, they will link them to their kidney problem. However, can Polycystic Kidney Disease cause digestive problems at all?

Actually, Polycystic Kidney Disease cause no digestive problems in early stage. It is a kidney problem marked by fluid collection in kidney. It has no direct relationship with our digestive symptom, so Polycystic Kidney Disease patients usually experience no digestive problems in early stage.

However, this does not mean Polycystic Kidney Disease patients will be free from digestive problems forever. In general, when kidney problem progresses to advanced stage, especially kidney failure stage, digestive system will be affected and under such a condition, various digestive symptoms like nausea, vimot and diarrhea occur easily.

Clinically, aside from digestive problems, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients may also suffer from many other health tissues like kidney stone, urinary tract infection (UTI), high blood pressure and liver cyst. These illness always become more and more serious with the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease, so stopping kidney disease from progressing is very helpful for prevent these complications.

Lastly, for PKD patients, tight control of these symptoms, including digestive problems, will help to increase their life expectancy and slow down illness progression, so it is necessary to take some medical measures to deal with them. However, another point they must realize is that all these symptoms occur because of decreased kidney function, so treating Polycystic Kidney Disease and improve kidney condition is the most essential part.

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