High Blood Pressure in People with PKD
As a genetic disorder, PKD is mainly characterized by numerous fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys. And some people are usually troubled by high blood pressure. Well then how does it occur? And how to relieve this symptom? Read on and you can find the answer.
How does PKD cause high blood pressure?
In normal condition, healthy kidneys can help excrete waste products and toxins out of the blood. However, among those with PKD, the impaired kidneys will fail to work normally, as a result, water-sodium retention and renal ischemia are more likely to occur. And excessive sodium accumulated in the blood vessels will lead to hypertension.
Besides, Angiotensin II can shrink blood vessels to some extent. For PKD patients, too much renin will be produced, which can lead to the increase of angiotensin II. Therefore, high blood pressure occurs.
How to lower high blood pressure in Polycystic Kidney Disease?
To lower high blood pressure, a scientific diet and effective drugs are both necessary. Generally speaking, they should obey a low-salt diet, therefore, salty foods, processed products, bacon, fried potatoes, etc should be restricted. As for anti-hypertensive drugs, ACEI or ARBs are commonly prescribed by their doctors. Even if they can help lower high blood pressure effectively, they can do nothing to the enlarged cysts and kidney damage.
Therefore, a natural remedy for this disorder should be sought. At our Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital, experts mainly provide patients with Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. By dilating blood vessels, promoting blood circulation, anti-inflammation, providing nutrient substances for the damaged kidneys. After a period of treatment, the enlarged cysts will be shrunk to an ideal size, symptoms including high blood pressure will be alleviated to a large degree. What’s more, it can help restore renal function remarkably.
If you happen to be a person with PKD and suffering from high blood pressure, we are always ready to help. Anything unclear, you are welcomed to leave us message below or consult with our online doctor directly. Good luck!
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