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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.

How to Prevent Polycystic Kidney Disease in Daily Life

2013-09-06 16:57

How to Prevent Polycystic Kidney Disease in Daily LifePolycystic Kidney Disease  is a hereditary disease. If you are a gene carrier, you may have at least 50% risk of having this disease. But, if you take effective measures as the doctors said, the risk of developing into kidney failure will be lowered. And the followings are suggested ways:

Pay attention to symptoms. In early stage, there are usually no symptoms. As the disease progresses, there may be some symptoms. Such as, high blood pressure, blood in urine, back pain, urinary tract infection and so on. If you are experiencing the above symptoms, contact with your doctor as soon as possible.

Obey to a healthy diet. A healthy diet management plays an important role in preventing polycystic kidney disease. Try to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, such as apples, blueberries, and strawberries.

Pay attention to the preparatory work. Polycystic Kidney Disease is a typical inherited disease. If you have doubts about whether you are carrying the gene of this disease or you are planning to bear a baby, you are suggested to see a genetic counselor.

Avoid injuries. The growing cysts will elevate the inner pressure of cysts. Any slight injuries, such as sprain, bruising can lead to rupture, bleeding or even infections.

Quit smoking and drinking. Both smoking and drinking will help increase the change of PKD and stimulate the PKD genes in your body.

Keep your kidneys healthy can slow down the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease. More questions about the prevention of PKD in daily life, you can leave a message below, we would like to offer you more details.

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