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What Can Cause PKD Patient To Have Sleeping Problem

What Can Cause PKD Patient To Have Sleeping Problem For patients with polycystic kidney disease, a common symptom in their body is having problem in sleeping, and that can damage patient’s life quality obviously. And what are the causes of sleeping problem in PKD patient?

In fact, many factors can cause PKD patient to have sleeping problem.


The most obvious symptom in patients with PKD is pain around his kidneys. Patient’s enlarged kidneys can oppress their surrounding tissues and organs, which can make patient always have pain in their diseased area. Besides, the tenesmus of enlarged kidneys will also cause obvious painful feeling.

Pain in patient’s body is continuous, and that is a major cause of sleeping problem.


When kidney damage in PKD patient has progressed into a certain degree, it can cause many complications in patient’s body, and some complications can cause to have itching, and that may appear in everywhere of patient’s body.

Itching is also a reason that can cause patient to have problem in falling asleep.

Muscle cramp:

Kidney cysts will damage kidney, and damaged kidney function will cause many complications, and that is why patient can have muscle cramp.

In fact, muscle cramp is mainly caused by the shortage of calcium in patient’s blood. When patient has the metabolic disorder of phosphorus and calcium, that may cause patient to have muscle. The metabolic disorder of some enzymes can also inhibit patient’s absorption to calcium. Besides, PKD patients will need to have diet restriction, and that will also reduce the level of calcium in patient’s blood.

Restless legs syndrome:

This problem is caused by patient’s nerve problem, and nerve problem will appear when there are lots of wastes and toxins accumulating in patient’s blood.

These above are the common causes of sleeping problem in patient with PKD. In the end,if you have any other problem in dealing with PKD, you can just leave us your message, and we are glad to help you.

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