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Brain Aneurysm Rupture in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Polycystic Kidney Disease,brain aneurysmPeople with Polycystic Kidney Disease have a higher risk to develop Brain Aneurysm than the people who don’t suffer from this kidney problems. Brain aneurysm is a serious complication which may be able to cause irreversible brain damage or even death, if left without treatment. High blood pressure is a leading cause for brain aneurysm, thereby blood pressure control seems a challenge that patients should care.

How to control blood pressure in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?

In Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), with the enlargement of the cysts, they will oppress the surrounding nephrons thus leading to renal ischemia and anoxia. As a result, more renin responsible for activating proangiotensin is secreted. Afterwards, more angiotensin is released leading high blood pressure. Therefore, for the patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), stopping the cysts from enlarging and shrinking the enlarged cysts are essential to control blood pressure.

In addition, some natural ways helps lower blood pressure.

- Regular physical activity. If you haven't been active, increasing your exercise level can lower your blood pressure within just a few weeks.

- Eat a healthy diet. Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg.

- Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. If you drink more than moderate amounts of it, alcohol can actually raise blood pressure by several points. It can also reduce the effectiveness of high blood pressure medications.

Besides, lowering blood pressure, early prevention and diagnosis of brain aneursym helps decreases the risk.

How to prevent and monitor the development of brain aneursym?

People with a family history of brain aneurysm or subarachnoid hemorrhage are at the highest risk of developing an aneurysm. Moreover, for the patients with warning symptoms like sudden headache along with nausea and vomiting, a pervious rupture, they also are the high risk groups of brain aneurysm rupture. Screening is generally recommended to the patients at high risk, such as a CT scan or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).

Blood pressure control and early preventions are effective ways to avoid brain aneursym. If you need more info about this topic, we are here to help. Please leave your message below.

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