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Can PKD Cause Constipation

2015-02-10 11:20

Can PKD Cause ConstipationPolycystic Kidney Disease is kidney condition in which there are many cysts in the kidneys. Several patients with PKD will suffer from constipation, while, other do not have the symptom of constipation. What can patients do to alleviate constipation?

Polycystic Kidney Disease, a common inherited kidney disease, is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts filled with fluid in the kidneys. The kidney cysts can reduce kidney function, leading to kidney failure. For patients with kidney failure, they will suffer from symptoms, such as constipation, fatigue, nausea and vomiting.

There are several reasons why you may suffer from constipation with kidney failure.

A strict diet control

People with kidney failure will suffer from disorder of electrolyte level, such as high phosphorus level, low calcium level, high potassium level. In order to reduce the workload of the kidneys, they are suggested to limit the diet of low potassium, low phosphorus. However, some fruits and vegetables are high in potassium, phosphorus level. And the fruits and vegetables are also high in fiber, which is helpful to the movement of stool.

Limit fluid intake

For patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, with the decreasing kidney function, the failed kidneys can not eliminate the extra water. In order to reduce the workload of the kidneys, patients are recommended to limit the water intake. Patients will suffer from constipation with decreasing water intake.

Is there any treatment to deal with constipation in PKD?

Is is the kidney cysts that causes the decreasing kidney function. The natural treatment in Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine has the ability to shrink kidney cysts naturally, which is called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This natural treatment can improve kidney function by stopping the growth of kidney cysts through preventing the active substances in the tubular cells from releasing. This natural treatment also can promote the excretion of cysts fluid by increasing the blood circulation of the surface of the kidney cysts.

If you happen to be someone with constipation in PKD, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible to prevent the further damage. You can send email to We will reply you as soon as possible.

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