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If Weight Affects On Polycystic Kidney Disease

If Weight Affects On Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease is one common genetic kidney disorder, and a lot of PKD patients have weight problem. Then, they must want to know if weight will affect on their Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Characteristics of PKD

PKD is characterized by numerous cysts in both kidneys. As time goes on, kidney cysts become larger and larger. If they are too big, they will replace surrounding kidney functioning tissues gradually. During this progression, patients may have high blood pressure, back pain, urinary tract infections, hematuria, and so on, easily.

The effects of weight on Polycystic Kidney Disease

Generally, weight won’t affect PKD directly, but it is better for PKD patients to control their weight very well. The reason is high blood pressure. As the above mentioned, enlarged kidney cysts can induce renal ischemia and anoxia condition easily. Then, blood pressure increases gradually.

As we know, obesity can worsen patients’ high blood pressure. That is to say, if patients’ obesity is above normal value, PKD patients are at a high risk of hypertension. In turn, high blood pressure will speed up the aggravation of kidney condition. If unfortunately, Polycystic Kidney Disease will aggravate into kidney failure eventually.

How to control PKD patients’ weight?

It is unwise for kidney patients to lose their weight through taking diet pills, because it may cause a series of side effects and make patients reply on these medicines. The healthy method to control these patients’ weight is to develop a healthy diet plan and follow healthy lifestyle. (To get such a healthy diet plan and lifestyle suggestions, you can ask help from the Doctor online.)

In addition to control these patients’ weight, they should also take action to manage their kidney cysts and PKD complications timely. Any question about this disease? Feel free to tell us.

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