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Severe Flank Pain and Headache for PKD Patients

Severe Flank Pain and Headache for PKD PatientsBoth severe flank pain and headache are common complaints for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. These must affect patients’ life quality a lot, so patients must want to know how to alleviate them.

Severe flank pain is more likely to be attributed to enlarged kidney cysts. With the progress of PKD, kidney cysts become larger and larger to oppress their surrounding kidney tissues and replace kidney functioning cells. In this time, damage to the nerve in kidneys cause flank pain easily.

In addition to enlarged kidney cyst, kidney cyst rupture and urinary tract infection are another two reasons of flank pain or kidney pain for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

As for headache, brain aneurysm and high blood pressure may be the direct causes. If patients have frequent headache or migraine, they should pay highly attention to their illness condition.

According to the above analysis, some treatments and methods can be taken to manage these two problems. They are:

1. Arrange a scientific diet plan: A correct meal plan can not only control PKD symptoms but also slow down the growth of kidney cysts. In order to develop such a diet plan, patients should avoid foods that can worsen patients’ health condition such as caffeine-containing foods, beer, chocolate, high-sodium foods, oxalate-containing foods, and so on. In the same time, patients should eat some healthy foods such as high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acid, soy bean, cranberry juice, and so. To get a food list to eat or avoid in detail, you can email to kidneyservice@hotmail.com.

2. Avoid strenuous exercise: Strenuous exercise may cause enlarged kidney cysts to rupture easily and worsen patients’ urinary tract infections, so PKD patients shouldn’t do basketball, football, running, stretching or bending action, etc.

3. Shrink kidney cysts actively: Only if all kidney cysts are kept in small size, PKD complications including severe flank pain and headache can be managed from the root. Consult the doctor online to determine which therapy can help achieve this goal.

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