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Sleep Problem In Patient With Polycystic Kidney Disease

Sleep Problem In Patient With Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause patient to have many symptoms, and sleep problem is a common condition that can appear in PKD patient.

Kidney cysts in patient’s kidney can grow gradually, and they will damage patient’s kidney structure in this process when their cysts are big enough, and that can cause many problems in patient’s body.

In fact, many factors can cause patient to have sleep problem, and these factors can make patients have trouble to fall asleep or make them stay wake at night.


Itching is a major reason that can make patient to have sleep problem, and this problem can be caused by many reasons, like high phosphorus level in blood, and the accumulation of metabolic wastes in blood, especially the accumulation of urea, and the hyperfunction of parathyroid gland, etc.

Itching in PKD patient is a terrible feeling, because everywhere in patient’s body may have this symptom.

Muscle cramp

Muscle cramp is also a common symptom in patient with PKD, and it is also a problem that can be caused by many reasons. For example, the hypertension of parathyroid gland is a common reason of muscle, and the shortage of vitamin C is also a common reason of this symptom. Besides, this condition can also be caused by many other reasons. And muscle cramp is able to make patient have trouble to fall asleep.

Restless leg syndrome

When PKD progresses into the late stage, there will be lots of wastes and toxins accumulating in patient’s body, which may damage patient’s nerve-muscle system, and that may cause patient to have restless leg syndrome.

Restless leg syndrome can cause patient to have abnormal feeling in his legs and periodic leg movement, which can wake patient up at night, and make them hard to fall asleep.

These are the common reasons that can cause patient to have sleep problem, and of course, many other reasons may also cause this condition.

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

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