Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Support Group

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a progressive, genetic disorder of the kidneys. It occurs in humans and other organisms. PKD is characterised by the presence of multiple cysts (polycystic) in both kidneys. The disease can also damage the liver, pancreas and rarely the heart and brain.

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Blood pressure has gone high

my husband has Polycystic kidneys and has been on dialysis for 4 years, lately his medicated perfect blood pressure has gone high, so he has upped his medicine, like he was told, it's still high and we aren't sure why

I think it could be the cysts have got bigger, we don't see the specialist fir another three weeks, anyone have the same problem?



Hi there,
From what I've read, it seems that poor control of volume status can lead to increased blood pressure. This is an issue which needs to be addressed by the dialysis staff. Your husband should ensure he keeps to his diet plan, maintaining low sodium intake. Sometimes varying the combination of BP meds can give better control than just increasing dose. Let us know how things go.


Thanks for your reply. Yes it's too much fluid on, we had a machine that wasn't taking off enough, but it took a while till they changed it over, now we are getting back on track, did dialysis last night and got it tomorrow night and hopefully that brings it down. Just worried because his blood pressures were always 114/60 and they went up to 160/90. Thanks heaps for your help, fingers crossed

Glad the cause has been found. Hopefully things will settle down now.

Thank you, dialysis tonight, so hope it comes down more
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