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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.

Aspirin and Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-05-05 11:45

aspirin and polycystic kidney diseaseAspirin is a medicine that commonly used to relieve minor aches and pains. For some people with Polycystic Kidney, they may be prescribed with Aspirin to deal with their illness condition. The following is the introduction about the relationship between Aspirin and Polycystic Kidney Disease.

How does Aspirin help Polcystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic kidney problem that can cause many clinical manifestations like hematuria, proteinuria, anemia and so on. These clinical manifestations in turn worsen Polycystic Kidney Disease to kidney failure, so bringing them under control is very essential. In clinic, Aspirin can be used to deal with proteinuria symptoms. Aspirin has the effect of reducing the flow of blood through the kidney in the areas responsible for filtration which is clinically called glomerular filtration membrane. In cases of Polycystic Kidney Disease, this membrane is damaged and can not help to keep protein in blood. Under such a condition, protein leak into urine easily. By reducing blood flow in kidney, protein lost in urine can be reduced and proteinuria gets remitted.

Possible side effects of Aspirin on Polycystic Kidney Disease patients

Aspirin is helpful for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients to control proteinuria symptom; however, if used improperly, side effects will be caused. The followings are the possible side effects of Aspirin on Polycystic Kidney Disease patients and if any patient found he or she has all or some of them, stop using this medicine and call the doctor at once:

1. Difficulty breathing

2. Swelling in face, lip, tongue or throat

3. Black, bloody or tarry stools

4. Severe nausea, vomiting or stomach pain

5. Hearing problems and ringing in ears

6. Fever

7. Headache

8. Heartburn

This is not a complete list of side effects that can be caused by Aspirin. With different illness condition, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients may experience different discomforts and if you want to learn more specific information about Aspirin and Polycystic Kidney Disease, you can consult our consultant online or leave us message directly.

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