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Why Patients with PKD have Headache

2014-04-19 02:27

Why Patients with PKD have HeadachePolycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic kidney disease, and it can damage patient’s kidney structure gradually, which will cause patients to have many health problems. A common symptom in patients with PKD is headache, which is very common, and it can destroy patient’s life quality obviously. Well then, why patients with polycystic kidney disease have headache?

In fact, headache in patients with PKD can be caused by many factors, and that may be why it is so common.

1.High blood pressure:

High blood pressure is the most likely cause of headache in patients with PKD, and it can also cause patients to have dizziness, or even stroke. Hypertension is a common complication in patients with PKD, and it can appear in the early stage of PKD.

To relieve headache caused by hypertension, it is necessary for patients to control their blood pressure well.

2.Anemia:

When patient’s kidney function is damaged by their disease, anemia will appear obviously in most patients’ body. Anemia is due to the shortage of red cells in patient’s body, and it can cause the shortage of oxygen supply to patient’s body tissues, including brain cells. Then, it is normal for patients to have headache.

3.Intracranial aneurysm:

Intracranial aneurysm is very likely to appear in patients with PKD, and it is a common reason of headache in patients with PKD. Besides, if the cerebral aneurysm ruptures, it will cause a life-threating effect.

4.Mental problems:

When patients are in the late stage of PKD, there will be lots of metabolic wastes accumulating in their body. When some metabolic wastes accumulate in patient’s body, that can cause patients to have mental problems, which can cause patients to have symptoms like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, etc.

These are some common causes of headache in patients with PKD, and this problem may also be caused by other reasons in many patients, so to solve this problem, it is necessary for patients to make sure the real cause of his condition.

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