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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.

Why Does PKD Cause Big Belly

2013-07-04 17:57

Why Does PKD Cause Big BellyBig belly or enlarged abdomen is one big headache of some patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, because it makes them look like pregnant. Well then, why does PKD cause big belly? Does their enlarged abdomen only reveal an unhealthy diet or lifestyle?

It is fairly common to have PKD for years without developing any signs or symptoms. When PKD patients just find their abdomen enlarges, some of them may think it is a result of unhealthy diet or lifestyle in the beginning. Is this true?

Instead of obesity, big belly can reveal some more severe conditions. With age, PKD patients’ cysts will become larger and larger. During this progression, many symptoms occur, so does big belly. Generally, it is due to three factors.

1. In the early stage, cysts in PKD are still small in size, so they don’t do anything for kidney tissues. At this time, if the person who has Polycystic Kidney Disease is faced with enlarged abdomen in the waist area, it may be a consequence of an unhealthy living, lacking exercising or incorrect diet plan. Therefore, regulating the lifestyle is helpful to slove this problem.

2. In the middle or end stage, swelling and enlargement of kidney cysts are more likely to be the triggers. As kidney cysts become bigger and bigger, they will compress their surrounding kidney tissues. When kidneys can’t work normally, excess fluid will build up in the body, sometimes in the abdomen area, thus leading to swollen abdomen.

Besides, the continuous increase of kidney cyst size is the leading cause of big belly for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease. Compared with the above causes, it is most difficult to deal with.

If your enlarged abdomen is caused by the unhealthy lifestyle, correct it with the help of doctors, otherwise, you should accept some natural and systemic remedies to ease your swelling and shrink your kidney cyst. Only if your PKD cysts are controlled well, you can regain your good figure.

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