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Can Kidney Cysts Affect My Blood Pressure

2013-09-24 17:29

kidney cysts, high blood pressure, PKDIs there a relationship between kidney cysts and high blood pressure? If you are a patient with kidney cysts or there has such a patient around you, the following information is expected to be very useful.

Up to 50% of people older than 50 years of age have kidney cysts. These kidney cysts are almost always benign. Usually, the cysts don’t cause any problems. Simple kidney cysts have been associated with high blood pressure, but it is unclear what the relationship is between the two. However, some people have kidney cysts caused by Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), which increases the risk for high blood pressure and other symptoms like pain in the back and side, blood in the urine or frequent kidney infections. Not all people who have PKD will have these symptoms.

One of causes of high blood pressure for patients with kidney cysts caused by PKD is impaired kidney function. As we all know, kidneys have the function to regulate blood pressure through secreting some certain hormones. Once kidney function is impaired, high blood pressure may appear. As a matter of fact, high blood pressure is a common complication of PKD and other types of kidney diseases. The enlargement of cysts can oppress the surrounding kidney tissues and then makes kidneys ischemic and anoxic, gradually kidney function is likely to be impaired. Some data shows that about a half of PKD patients will develop End Stage Renal Disease by the age of 70. So high blood pressure is commonly to be seen among PKD patients with the development of condition.

Lifestyle changes and various medications can lower high blood pressure, but it is not enough. The most important thing is to help kidney cysts patients shrink these cysts naturally and then recover renal function, in that case, high blood pressure caused by impaired kidney function will be dealt with from the root. Meanwhile, kidney failure and dialysis can be effectively prevented.

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