Magnesium is the body's main cation, and the total amount of magnesium is about 25g for the healthy adult. Polycystic Kidney Disease is the forth leading cause of kidney failure in many regions. With the progression of PKD, magnesium may cause some effects on this disease.
Magnesium plays an important role in more than 300 biochemical reactions. For example, this mineral can help manage nerve and muscle function, make sure bone growth, adjust energy production, ease nausea and constipation, lower high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar, and so on. Normally, kidneys can determine how much magnesium to retain in the body.
When PKD kidney cysts are small and still don't cause any adverse reaction on kidneys, a diet plan rich in fiber can provide enough magnesium for the body and the kidneys can excrete extra magnesium timely and effectively.
However, as time goes on, enlarged kidney cysts will cause kidney function to decline gradually. The magnesium excretion is still normal or even higher than the normal unless glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is less than 30 ml/min. If Polycystic Kidney Disease aggravates into end stage kidney failure, patients may suffer from hypermagnesemia easily that may cause poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, adverse reactions on nerve, muscle, heart and cardiovascular health, etc.
Now, we can know how important for PKD patients to maintain normal magnesium level. As the above mentioned, normal magnesium level can help control blood pressure, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, regulate nerve function, and so on. All of these benefits are good for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients and interact the symptoms and complications caused by enlarged kidney cysts.
If you are suffering from low or high magnesium level, please, tell your doctor or doctor online timely, so they can help you regulate it timely.