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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 Lethargy Treatment

2014-10-02 07:41

Polycystic Kidney Disease Lethargy TreatmentDo you always cannot help yawning, no matter where and when? If you have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) as well as this symptoms, you should pay high attention, because it may be associated with some underlying factors.

What is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder that is characterized by a cluster of cysts on the kidneys. The cysts are progressive and may cause kidney damage when they grow to more than 2cm. The enlarged kidney cysts compress the nearby tissues, causing ischemia and anoxia in the kidneys. That’s how PKD affect your kidneys.

How does Polycystic Kidney Disease cause lethargy?

Lethargy is a nerve problem. When your kidneys are damaged by the cysts, they cannot filter excessive wastes and toxins adequately. As a result, the harmful substances will deposit in many parts of the body, causing nerve damage. Therefore, you experience lethargy.

Lethargy may also a result of Anemia. Since kidneys are damaged, they cannot secret enough EPO (erythropoietin) which is responsible for the generation of red blood cells, leading to Anemia. When anemia occurs, your body will lack of oxygen supply, so you feel sleepy all the time.

How to get rid of lethargy in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

As analyzed above, improve kidney function to filter more wastes and toxins can help you reduce nerve damage, thus helping you getting rid of lethargy. Meanwhile, improve Anemia will be also helpful. Consult your physician to confirm the real cause so as to give you appropriate treatment.

Here are my suggestions

Based on almost 30 years’ clinical practices, I recommend you to take Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our hospital—Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital, has long been committed treating kidney disease with TCM. It cannot only shrink kidney cyst but also can improve kidney function.

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