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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 and Shortness of Breath

2013-09-16 15:55

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Shortness of Breath Polycystic Kidney Disease is a life-threatening genetic disorder. For patients with this disease, they always complain that they have shortness of breath. Then will PKD cause shortness of breath? If so, what can they do to relieve this symptom?

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease cause shortness of breath?

In general, shortness of breath can be caused by various illness conditions. As an inherited disease, patients with PKD will experience back pain, high blood pressure, urinary tract infection and so on in early stage. As the disease progresses, they will experience severe symptoms including shortness of breath in advanced stage.

Study have shown that about 50% patients with this disorder will develop into Kidney Failure by the age of 60.

Then what are the suggestions?

Healthy diet

When PKD develop into Kidney Failure, a healthy diet is necessary. Generally, the intake of protein, salt, potassium and phosphorus should be limited. For example, too much intake of salt is likely to make high blood pressure and shortness of breath more severe. If you are experiencing this symptom, you can consult our online doctor and describe your illness condition in detail, so that you can get a satisfied answer.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is based on traditional Chinese herbal medicine, through external application, the micronized medicines can effect on the lesions directly. And it has obtained good results in shrinking cysts and repairing kidney function for decades.

As shortness of breath has close connection with kidney damage, severe symptoms including shortness of breath will be relieved effectively once renal function is repaired.

If you are a person with Polycystic Kidney Disease and presenting shortness of breath, it is significant to find out the root cause of and take corresponding treatments. Anything unclear, leave us a message below.

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