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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.

One Kidney Fails: What Should I Do

2015-05-22 07:54

One Kidney Fails: What Should I DoIf one of your kidneys fails, what should you do? First of all, do not worry about that. Our kidneys have very strong compensative capacity. As long as the other kidney can work normally, patients can live with one kidney healthily. Well then, what can you do to prevent kidney damage?

Treatment should be based on the cause of one kidney failure. Doctor should also take patient’s age and complications into consideration. Here is a general introduction about precautions patients with one kidney can take. As for you own condition, you are suggested to email to us at or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty will reply you within 24 hours.

● Make your blood pressure under control. You are at risk for high blood pressure, so a frequent visit to your doctor to check it is required. Choose hypertensive drugs that are safe for kidneys.

● GFR efficiency. The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) measures how well the kidney(s) are working. This rate should be monitored to make sure the single kidney is functioning properly.

● Diet restriction. To reduce the burden on kidney, you are suggested to reduce protein intake. In some cases, such as proteinuria, swelling or high blood pressure, you also need to limit sodium and fluid intake.

● Exercise. Consult with a doctor before engaging in sports or activities that could result in injury to the lone kidney. The doctor may suggest wearing equipment to protect the kidney, or advise which sports to play and which ones to avoid.

● Medication. Once symptoms of Kidney Failure such as swelling in face and ankles, foamy urine, nausea, vomiting, bad taste, numbness in fingers or toes or fatigue occur, medicines are necessary to control these problems. Traditional Chinese herbs are very natural for kidney and can solve the underlying problem.

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