As we all know, dizziness makes people are in no mood to do anything, which discounts quality of life further. However, why can dizziness happen to PKD patients and what are the effective treatments?
Causes for dizziness in PKD
Kidneys have the ability to secrete EPO which stimulates the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. So anemia will appear if kidneys are unable to produce adequate EPO. While the common symptoms of anemia include fatigue, dizziness, poor appetite, shortness of breath, etc.
High blood pressure is one of common PKD complications. While hypertension itself can cause dizziness. Long-term high blood pressure may cause arteriosclerosis and even arteriostenosis, thus resulting in the loss of blood flow in brain, then dizziness occurs.
With the enlargement of kidney cysts in PKD, if there is no a proper treatment, kidney function will be impaired. In that case, the detoxification ability of kidneys will be damaged, thus leading to the increase in blood urea nitrogen and creatinine level. The accumulation of these wastes begins to damage gastrointestinal mucous membrane first, and then the brain capillaries, which may also cause dizziness.
Treatment for dizziness in PKD
Here we will not talk about those western medications used in the clinic. From the information mentioned above, we can know that the dizziness in PKD has something to do with the impaired kidney function, so we should start from shrinking cysts and improving kidney function.
By the way, if you worry about the side effects caused by western medications, Chinese medicine therapies like massage, medicated bath and acupuncture have the obvious effect in relieving dizziness. If you are interested in Chinese medicine therapy, here is a link Chinese Herbs to Shrink Kidney Cysts in PKD for your reference.
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