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What to Do with Insomnia for PKD Patients

2015-02-25 08:07

Q:

I was just diagnosed with PKD. It is not too terrible yet from what I can tell although one Dr. says it's a problem and another says no big deal. I have not been able to sleep at night all week. OTC medicines don't help. Any ideas?

A:

What to Do with Insomnia for PKD PatientsPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is an inherited kidney disease characterized by fluid-filled cysts. Insomnia is a common complaint of PKD patients. Now let’s have a quick look at insomnia and PKD.

Why PKD patients suffer from insomnia easily?

-If your kidney function has been impaired by PKD, waste products build up in the blood. Those waste products may active your brain nerve, leading to insomnia. Besides, they may impair your leg nerves, leading to restless leg syndrome. This illness also affect your sleep.

-Medications you take such as hypertensive drugs and corticosteroids have many side effects. They may decrease your sleeping quality.

-Unhealthy emotions, such as sadness, anxiety, depression, irritation and so on can keep you awake at night.

Tips to help you have a good sleep at night with PKD

-Doing some gentle exercise before sleeping such as walking and jogging is helpful for you to improve sleeping quality. But you should avoid collision to your back and abdomen in case of cyst burst.

-Drinking some herbal tea such as chamomile or hot milk also helps sleep.

-You can also listen some soothing music to adjust your mood.

-Have a strict time table. Sleep at a certain time and get up at a certain time.
-Do not take those OTC medicines without the instruction of doctor, because some of them have renal toxicity. 

Treatment to help you control PKD

Though PKD can not be cured, you should take it easy. There is a therapy to help you stop the growth of cysts and shrink them. That is Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy can also help you protect kidneys from being damaged so as to lead a normal and full life. If you are interested in our treatment, you can contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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