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Why PKD Patients Can Have Hypertension In The Early Stage

Why PKD Patients Can Have Hypertension In The Early Stage  Polycystic kidney disease can cause patient to have many symptoms, among which hypertension is very common, and patients with PKD often have hypertension even when he is in the early stage.

Why can patients with PKD often have hypertension in the early?

PKD means there are lots of kidney cysts in patient’s kidneys. It is a genetic kidney disease, and the cysts in patient’s kidney will grow gradually, and they can fill patient’s whole enterocoelia eventually.

And hypertension is caused by two major reasons. One is the retention of sodium and fluid in patient’s blood, and the other is the overmuch excretion of renin. In fact, hypertension caused by the retention of fluid and sodium is more likely to appear when patient is in the late stage of kidney disease.

At the process of kidney cysts growing, the cysts will oppress patient’s kidney structure, which will cause the shortage of blood flow in kidney, and that will stimulate patient’s kidney to excrete renin. After a series of reactions, there will be many other hormones produced in patient’s body, and patient’s blood vessel will be shrunk, and then patient will have hypertension.

While as the growing of patient’s kidney cysts, this condition can appear even patient is in the early stage of PKD.

How to control patient’s hypertension?

High blood pressure can damage patient’s blood vessel, and it can aggravate patient’s kidney damage obviously, so it is important for patient to control his blood pressure.

PKD patient’s hypertension is caused by the overmuch excretion of renin. In fact, some medicines are effective in controlling patient’s blood pressure, like ARB, ACEI, etc.

Besides, for patient who is in the early stage of PKD, he can take much foods that contain abundant potassium, which can help inhibit the aggravation of hypertension caused by sodium.

In the end, if you have any other problem in dealing with PKD, you can contact, and we are glad to help you.

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