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How to Prevent PKD with PKD gene

My father is undergoing dialysis because of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and recently I was told to have several cysts in kidney. What can I do to prevent it?

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The Doctor Answered:

Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic kidney problem, so you are probably suffering from this kind of kidney problem. Now since there shows cysts in your kidney, you need to take some actions:

Firstly, have a further understanding about your kidney.

Some tests can be done to know if your kidney function has been affected. You know these cysts enlarge over time and they may oppress the surrounding kidney tissues and thus cause kidney damages. Tests that you need to do include routine blood test and routine urine.

Secondly, shrink the cysts in your kidney

Cysts in PKD enlarge over time, so shrinking kidney cyst will help you avoid further kidney damages. About the shrinkage of kidney cyst, you can try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which is based on Chinese herbs and causes no side effects. Effective ingredients in micro-Chinese medicine can increase the permeability of cystic wall and increase the absorption ability of lining cells to cystic fluid. As long as the fluid in cyst is reduced, kidney cyst gets shrunk.

Thirdly, have a change about your diet

With Polycystic Kidney Disease, you may need to limit protein intake and salt intake, as high protein diet and high salt diet will increase the burden of your kidney and thus worsen kidney condition. Proper diet helps to slow down the prognosis of kidney disease, so having a change about your diet is very helpful and necessary.

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