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PKD & Kidney Cysts

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Living With Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-07-27 01:12

Living With Polycystic Kidney DiseaseI am not sure whether you know that Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder, which means that some people will live with Polycystic Kidney Disease for the whole life. This kidney disease is characterized by multiple cysts on the kidneys. What’s more, those cysts grow with people’s age. If they become large, they will cause some symptoms. Therefore, how to live with Polycystic Kidney Disease healthily is a hot topic. Today, I will give some suggestions to the general.

Get facts on Polycystic Kidney Disease

Before you take any measure, you should know clear about your “enemy”. Polycystic Kidney Disease is divided into five stages in clinic according the size of the cysts. In the emergency period, since the cyst is small, they are harmless to the patients. Generally speaking, people won’t be diagnosed with PKD until they are 20 years old. In this period, people need no treatment and a regular test to monitor the size of the cyst is enough.

When the cyst is more than 2cm, it begins to cause some symptoms, while kidney can still function normally. Now, you need to take treatment to prevent the progression of PKD.

In the advanced stages, the cyst grows to more than 2cm, can start to compress the renal tissues, damaging the kidneys to some extent. As a result, people may experience symptoms like kidney enlargement, flank pain, back pain, abdomen pain, proteinuria, hematuria, high blood pressure, etc. At this time, a combination of western medicines and Chinese medicine therapies is vey helpful for treating symptoms and slow the progression of PKD into Kidney Failure.

In the end stage of PKD, that is Kidney Failure, dialysis or kidney transplant will be recommended. However, it is not enough, because dialysis cannot improve your kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine is a natural and effective way to improve kidney function with few side effects.

Except for all the above mentioned, to live with Polycystic Kidney Disease requires you to keep a healthy diet and do moderate exercise.

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