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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.

Polycystic Kidney Disease with Chronic Diarrhea

2013-07-30 10:11

Polycystic Kidney Disease with Chronic DiarrheaIf people with Polycystic Kidney Disease have chronic diarrhea, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, fever, nausea and vomiting may occur easily. If these healthy problems are not managed effectively, they are more likely to worsen PKD patients’ condition to a large extent. Today, follow me to get an overall understanding of chronic diarrhea associated with Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Why does chronic diarrhea occur in PKD?

Generally, as PKD progresses, the incidence of diarrhea will rises, but the onset of this problem is due to different conditions that are listed below:

● The use of antibiotics: Nearly all of PKD patients have to suffer from at least one infection in their lifetime, so some antibiotics are prescribed to control infections. However, antibiotics can easily cause digestive imbalance including diarrhea.

● Bacterial or virus infections: People with PKD usually have lower immunity than the general population. This gives a chance for bacteria or virus to attack the digestive system and cause diarrhea especially in the hot weather.

● Intestines problems: Inflammatory bowel disease, uremic bowel disease, enterophthisis, blood-sucking worm disease, chronic bacterial disease, etc, all can cause chronic diarrhea.

Hemodialysis: If the person with PKD has begun hemodialysis, chronic diarrhea is a common side effect.

How to treat chronic diarrhea in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

The detailed treatment should base the cause of diarrhea in PKD. If you have chronic diarrhea that is due to the use of antibiotics, try to change your medication and take some antidiarrheals, while you may need to drink more water and cranberry juice, and use some antibiotics, if your diarrhea is caused by infections. Different causes need different managements. If you haven’t accepted effective treatment, you can describe your illness condition to the online doctor, so they can decide what causes your chronic diarrhea and help you make a treatment plan in detail.

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