How to Treat Nausea in Polycystic Kidney
Polycystic Kidney is one of the leading cause of kidney failure. About 40-50 percent of PKD patients do experience renal failure. If this happens, both of the kidneys may fail, and they are unable to discharge the metabolic products and excess fluid out of the body. As a result, large amount of wastes such as creatinine, urea nitrogen, etc, will build up in the body. Nausea in PKD is associated with elevated levels of urea nitrogen in the blood.
When there is increased BUN levels, the urea in the intestinal tract will be decomposed into ammonia with the help of bacteria. The ammonia will irritate the intestinal mucosa, resulting in the symptom of nausea. Generally, the higher the level of BUN is, the more severe the nausea will be.
Dialysis. Many patients with renal failure adopt dialysis, a process that filter the blood much like a healthy kidney would do. This process can help to remove excess wastes from the blood, thus alleviating the symptom of nausea in PKD. However, dialysis is not a cure for kidney disease, and it is just a temporary amelioration.
Patients with PKD who are suffering from nausea are recommended to find a fundamental treatment method to repair the kidney damage and restore the renal function. Once the kidneys can function normally by themselves, the symptoms will disappear permanently. And the life quality can be significantly improved.