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Can PKD Bring on Arthritis Symptoms

Can PKD Bring on Arthritis SymptomsPolycystic Kidney Disease is an inherited disorder than affects the kidneys. With this disease, the kidneys become enlarged because cluster of cysts. These noncancerous cysts are filled with fluid. They accumulate in the kidneys and cause various symptoms. Can PKD bring on arthritis symptoms?

Firstly, we need to recognize the symptoms of arthritis. The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints including pain, swelling, stiffness, etc.

Actually, PKD can cause arthritis symptoms. You can see the detailed explanation as below.

Symptoms like joint pain and swelling are associated with PKD. Patients experience these discomforts due to kidney dysfunction. The enlargement of cysts compress the renal cells and tissue persistently, resulting in decline of kidney function. Much fluids will build up in the body, causing swelling of the body. As for the joint pain, it occurs as a result of renal bone disease due to electrolyte imbalance (low blood calcium).

As for stiffness, it is a sign of severe PKD complication called aneurysms. About 10% of those with ADPKD may have this complication. Suspicious symptoms include a new, severe, persistent headache or a sudden headache with neck stiffness or double vision.

Other symptoms of PKD also include high blood pressure, an enlarged stomach, increase urination at night, blood in urine, pain in the side or back. What are the best ways to relieve these symptoms? You can refer to 'Natural Remedy to Shrink Your Polycystic Kidneys' for the details. Hope it is helpful!


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