The main symptoms of PKD are high blood pressure, hematuria, enlarged abdomen and back pain. Can PKD cyst growth cause nausea? The answer is certain.
Why PKD cyst growth cause nausea?
With the enlargement of cysts, they will oppress the kidney tissues and cause kidney damage. As a result, wastes and toxins build up in the blood. The accumulation of urea nitrogen is the main cause of nausea. Because urea nitrogen can be discomposed into ammonia by the urease in the intestinal tract. Ammonia can stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and lead to nausea.
Side effects of medication and dialysis can also cause nausea.
How to treat nausea caused by PKD cyst growth?
Decreasing blood urea nitrogen can alleviate nausea. In early stage of PKD, you can drink plenty water to increase the urine output and urea nitrogen. You should also avoid foods high in purines, such as organ meat, sardines and scallops. Lean meat, fish and poultry should also be limited, but you can consume foods low in purines instead, such as egg white and milk.
Besides, you can eat some medicines to lower urea nitrogen under the instruction of your doctor. For example, diuretics can help your kidneys eliminate urea nitrogen.
-Improve kidney function
Improving kidney function is also helpful for the excretion of urea acid and ease nausea. In this case, you should try to inhibit the enlargement of cyst and shrink the cysts. Some Chinese herbs can increase the permeability of cyst wall, change the inner and outside pressure so that the cyst fluid can be removed out of body with urine and inhibit the secretion of cyst fluid. As long as the cysts shrink, it will prevent the further damage to kidney and slow down the progression of PKD. If you have any doubt, do not hesitate to contact us.