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The Vitamin B3 Dosage for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

The Vitamin B3 Dosage for Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is characterized by numerous kidney cysts, so the cyst expansion is the biggest threat for patients’ health. Some reports said vitamin B3, also called niacin, can help slow down the growth of kidney cysts, so many PKD patients want to know the dosage of vitamin B3.

Vitamin B3 and Polycystic Kidney Disease

Vitamin B3 is one essential vitamin for our body that is responsible for processing fat in the body, adjusting blood glucose levels and reducing high cholesterol levels. Recently, it is also found to be able to curb the activity of one protein called Sirt1, which affects the formation and growth of PKD kidney cysts. Additionally, vitamin B3 can also help protect kidney function for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease.

The vitamin B3 dosage for PKD patients

PKD has two types: ADPKD and ARPKD. Because it is one genetic disorder, it may burst at any age. The dosage of vitamin B3 should vary with patients’ age and gender. The recommendations for daily intake of vitamin B3 are as follows:

- Infant. 0~6 months: 2 mg, 7~12 months: 4 mg.

- Child. 1~3 years: 6 mg, 4~8 years: 8mg, 9~13 years: 12 mg.

- Female. 14 years and older: 14 mg.

- Male. 14 years and older: 16 mg.

The above is only general suggestion, but the dosage may need to change according to patients’ specific condition.

Some factors can help determine whether vitamin B3 intake is deficient or overdose.

If patients have irritability, anxiety, fatigue, depression, restlessness and poor concentration, it is more likely to indicate vitamin B3 deficiency, while skin rash, dry skin, elevated blood sugar and digestive problems reveal overdosage.

Now, we can know how it is important to take correct amount of vitamin B3 for PKD patients. If you want to get specific suggestion about vitamin B3 dosage, you can ask the doctor online directly.

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