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What Are Contributing Factors to PKD

2013-11-14 09:07

What Are Contributing Factors to PKDPKD is an inherited disease that causes cysts to form in the kidneys. Honestly speaking, there has been no treatment which can cure PKD. But we can slow down its progression to kidney failure. For PKD patients, their symptoms do not appear until over 30 years old. If you do not pay attention, your illness will speed up. Here are some factors which may contribute to the exacerbation of PKD. You had better avoid them.

1. Diet

Healthy diet is very important for PKD patient to maintain their health. Salty foods, refined grains, added sugars, fatty foods should be got rid of. It is recommended of diet of low sodium, low protein, low potassium, low phosphorous, and low fat. Besides, high vitamin and fiber is suggested.

2. Catching a cold

As we all known, cold is caused by invasion of bacteria or virus in the body. Catching a cold will increase the burden of kidneys so as to deteriorate kidney disease.

3. Injury

Cysts become larger and larger with time, which will cause high pressure in cysts. As a result, kidneys enlarge and pressure to abdomen increases. At that time, any injury such as spain, bumping, falling, impacts on cysts, resulting in the brust and bleeding. It is inclined to induce infection.

4. High blood pressure

Before there is damage to kidney, high blood pressure appears for most PKD patients. It dose not only speed up the loss of kidney function, but also causes damage to heart and cerebrovascular. What is worse, there is serious implications, such as stroke.

There are many other contributing factors, such as excess pressure, irregular work and rest etc. All in all, in order to live healthily, you should try to avoid these risk factors. If desired, we can give you a comprehensive introduction to these contributing factors. kidneyabc@hotmail.com is our email, you can contact us at any time and we are glad to help you.

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