Does having polycystic kidney disease and using medicinal marijuana to alleviate pain, cause problems with the kidneys?

Polycystic kidneys. Pain is not usually assciated with polycystic kidneys, but if you are smoking pot for some other kind of pain, i dont feel it will contribute to your kidney problem, whiach can cause hypertension and renal failure. But you should me under medical care and if possible avoid smoking marijuan, as it has other harmful effects on the body.

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Could many itching spots on the back (extant for several years) be caused by the patient having polycystic kidney disease (ckd stage 3a)?

Not likely,,, Polycystic kidney disease is characterized by flank pain, hematuria (blood in urine), urinary tract infection in 30s and 40s, and hypertension. Also cysts in the kidney and liver as well as berry aneurysms in the brain are characteristic. There are apparent no skin lesions that characterize this disease, unless they're due to whatever causes the urinary tract infections. Hope this helps. Read more...
Rash. Pkd. Typically, no. PKD itself spares the skin. Phosphate elevations can irritate skin and cause spots. Read more...

Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. Read more...

How long can I live having polycystic kidney disease knowing that my GFR is normal but my microalbuminurea in Blood is elevated!!! can I eat proteins?

Polycystic kidney. People with polycystic kidney disease usually have to start on some form of dialysis before they die and microabluminuria is not in blood. You have protein in your urine (P), which can be an ominous sign. You are on olmesartan (O), which can reduce both protein in the urine and hypertension. Ask your doctor if you can have your dose of O increased, that will reduce both your blood pressure and P. Read more...
Polycystic kidney. Only 50 percent of persons with polycystic kidney disease progress to kidney failure. Diet is hugely important. Eat only 30 grams of animal protein per day. Make 90% of your diet fruit and vegetables and grain. Avoid saturated fat and cholesterol. Control blood pressure to 125/75-80. Don't smoke. Keep weigh ideal. Read more...

What is the typical life expectancy for someone with polycystic kidney disease?

No straight answer. if your kidney function remains preserved, no effect. if the kidney function declines and you wind up on dialysis, the life expectancy becomes more consistent with what people on dialysis get. and that can be pretty good if everything remains ideal. at some point kidney transplant may be an attractive option if there is no contraindication to the surgery which is involved in transplant. Read more...

How should I take care of myself if I have polycystic kidney disease and am diabetic?

Secondary prevention. Obviously, you have some kidney damage from the polycystic kidney disease, so at this point, your goal is prevention of kidney failure or its progression if already present and complications. Good sugar and blood pressure control are the main two areas to work on. Taking medication that will prevent progression is another avenue. Read more...
See below. Maintain normal blood sugar levels, and blood presssure control. Other important things are regular exercise, reach ideal weight, and cholesterol control. Talk to your doctor about entering research studies for polycystic kidney disease. Read more...
PKD and diabetes. This is a threatening combination. You can do several things. Drink at least 3-4 quarts of fluid per day. Eat low salt, low protein, low saturated fat diet daily. Avoid caffeine. Avoid sugar and simple carb foods. Control glucose values to less than 140 at all times. Achieve HA1c values of 7.0 or lower. Control BP to less than 130/80. Do not smoke. Maintain ideal body weight. Read more...