Can Smoke Influence the Cysts in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
There are different forms of tobacco, but all of them are harmful to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients. The nicotine contained in tobacco can cause constriction of blood vessels, thus reducing blood flow in the kidney. But abundant kidney blood supply is needed for the kidneys to perform its normal function. When there is decreased renal blood flow, the progression of kidney damage can be accelerated.Chinese Herbs for PKD Acupuncture for PKD Hot Compress Therapy - PKD Treatment
In addition, constricted blood flow triggers the release of renin, which is a hormone that can raise blood pressure. As we know, high blood pressure is common in Polycystic Kidney Disease and it is a factor that can aggravate the disease. Therefore, if you smoke, you will give nicotine more chance to raise your blood pressure. Moreover, the elevated blood pressure is not easy to control, resulting in many complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Therefore, there is an unfavorable relationship between smoke and Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).
Besides stopping smoking, patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) should also pay attention to the following aspects:Should Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Stop Smoking
Firstly, PKD patients should avoid strenuous exercise so as to prevent the cysts from being pressed. In addition, they should also wear loose waist band. In addition, avoid all kinds of medicines or drugs which do harm to the kidney.
Secondly, drinks, especially alcohol should be forbidden, which can stimulate the kidney and stimulate the activity of protein and accelerate the growth of the kidney. Coffee and chocolate should also be forbidden for both of them can also stimulate the growth of the kidney.How to Shrink the Cyst With Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)
Last but not least, avoid getting a cold. Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients should have more water every day, keep warm, do not take exercise too long outside so as to avoid getting a cold. Because after Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients get a cold, infection will take place. Bacteria or virus will enter Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients’ body and accelerate the condition. Even serum creatinine may increase sharply, which causes huge damage to kidney.