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Polycystic Kidneys: Shortness of Breath and High Blood Pressure

Polycystic Kidneys: Shortness of Breath and High Blood PressurePolycystic Kidneys causes many cysts to develop in the kidneys. People with this disorder often do not develop problems until the age of 30-50. Shortness of breath and high blood pressure are two of symptoms that may affect some patients. If you would like to get personalized advice on PKD management, feel free to chat with our online doctor directly!

Shortness of breath

This symptom occurs in the advanced stage of Polycystic Kidneys when the kidneys have lost most of their ability to function. Causes of this condition include:

* The accumulation of fluids in the body can also result in the buildup of fluids in the lungs, decreasing lung function.

* Anemia, a complication in advanced stage of Polycystic Kidneys which starves the body of oxygen, causing people to feel difficulty breathing.

This condition can be life-threatening, if not treated. The treatment is tailored individually taking into account the actual causes. It is necessary to contact your doctor promptly and identify the underlying cause in order to start the right intervention. Or, Chat with our online doctor for more helpful advice!

High blood pressure

Approximately 50% of people with ADPKD aged 20-34 years have increased blood pressure, and more than 90% of patients with have elevated blood pressure by the time reach end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

The kidneys play a vital role in controlling blood pressure. Having Polycystic Kidneys may severely damage the kidney function and increase the chances that hypertension will develop. Untreated high blood pressure can cause further damage to the kidneys, and largely increases the risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Hence, early detection and treatment of this problem are important. Refer to: Treatment for High Blood Pressure and Polycystic Kidney Disease

Generally, around 50% of people who have Polycystic Kidneys develop Kidney Failure by the time they are 60 years of age. Fortunately, treatment is available to help prevent the failure of kidneys. For more information, please check this link: Natural Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease to Prevent Kidney Failure 

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