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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.

Have A Child With Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-03-18 11:07

You may have a child with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) if you are a patient of PKD which is an genetic kidney problem and pass down from generation to generation. Well then, what can we do if we are unfortunately have a child with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

1. Arrange a scientific diet for your child

Although Polycystic Kidney Disease is related with gene mutation and can not be treatmentd on the basis of current medical technology, a scientific diet is necessary as right diet will help to slow down the progression of PKD. Therefore, arranging a scientific diet for your child is very necessary.

Exact food lists that allowed for you child depends on his/her illness condition, but generally he/she needs to limit protein intake and salt intake, so please add less salt while cooking. Protein is the necessary substance of our body and for a child, he/she may need much more protein to meet the demand of physical and mental development. So you can arrange some high quality protein like fish and egg white for your child. Also, please select proper vegetables and fruits according to his/her potassium level and phosphorus level.

2. Bring your child to the right treatment as soon as possible.

Polycystic Kidney Disease can not be treatmentd, but we can bring it under control tightly with right treatment method. In many cases, child with Polycystic Kidney Disease are only prescribed with some oral medicines to deal with their symptoms. These medicines are necessary, because they can help patients reduce sufferings. However, this is not the all that patients can do. With a child with Polycystic Kidney Disease, you must be aware that the key point of treating PKD is to stop the enlargement and increase of the cyst. Only when the cyst in kidney stops increasing and enlarging, can further kidney damages be avoided.

3. Encourage your child frequently

Our emotion may produce influence on our physical condition. As a PKD patient, your child my feel depressed or self-abase because of their illness, especially when he/she can not live as freely and normally as other children. Talk more with them and tell him/her, he/she can defeat the disease finally, as you know your encouragement will help them build up self-confidence and a correct attitude toward his/her disease.

It is not easy to live with Polycystic Kidney Disease, especially for a child. Therefore, as a parent, you need to pay much more efforts to help them fight against the disease.

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