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What Body System Will Polycystic Kidney Disease Affect

What Body System Will Polycystic Kidney Disease AffectPolycystic Kidney Disease is one inherited kidney disorder that causes kidney cysts to develop and grow in kidneys gradually. With the progression of PKD, a lot of body systems will be involved in this disease.

If you are suffering from this, disease, the following body systems will be affected easily. They are:

1. Urinary tract system

Enlarged kidney cysts have a big risk of rupture, so sac fluid will spread to other organs and systems easily and urinary tract system is infected easily by sac fluid. Then, urinary tract infections occur as one common complication of Polycystic Kidney Disease. To help manage it, patients are suggested to drink more water or cranberry juice. In severe cases, they may need to take antibiotics.

2. Cardiovascular system

As kidney cysts grow, they will compress their surrounding kidney tissues, inducing renal anoxia and ischemia condition. Then, high blood pressure happens. If uncontrolled effectively, high blood pressure will damage cardiovascular system, resulting in its disorder.

3. Digestive system

When kidney functioning tissues are damaged by enlarged kidney cysts, they will fail to cleanse the blood normally. As more and more waste products and toxins build up in the body, digestive system will be attacked. In this condition, patients may suffer from nausea and vomiting.

4. Nerve system

The early symptoms of nerve system for PKD patients are insomnia, memory loss, low concentration, and so on. With the progression of PKD, patients will have dizziness, mental disorder, convulsions, and so on.

5. Bone disorder

When kidneys fail to maintain electrolyte balance, low calcium level and high phosphorus level will cause bone disease easily.

From the above analysis, we can know progressive Polycystic Kidney Disease will cause damage to more and more body systems. To prevent these problems, patients should take prompt treatments to manage their PKD.

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