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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.

Is Too Much Iron Bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2014-10-01 03:43

Is Too Much Iron Bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by a cluster of cysts on the kidneys. The cysts will cause kidney damage. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of Anemia in Polycystic Kidney Disease. This condition can be corrected by intravenous iron administration or oral iron supplementation. However, if you take too much iron, you may experience some side effects.

► Oral iron therapy

Oral iron is best absorbed if given without food. Side-effects of oral iron therapy include constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain.

In the treatment of iron deficiency with ferrous sulphate, the usual adult dose is one 300 mg tablet (containing 60 mg elemental iron) three to four times daily. The pediatric dose is 2–6 mg/kg per day of elemental iron in 2–3 divided doses.

► Intravenous iron therapy

Intravenous iron can be given safely to PKD patients as long as the therapy is performed according to international recommendations and guidelines. This therapy is unequivocally superior to oral iron supplementation. All forms of intravenous iron may be associated with acute adverse events. Potential risk factors include acute allergic reactions such as rash, breathing problem, or wheezing.

To sum up, too much iron is bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease. Excess is just as bad as deficiency, so you should take iron under your doctor’s advice.

 Suggestions from us

What’s more, supplement is far from enough to treat Polycystic Kidney Disease. The key of treatment should not only shrinking kidney cyst but also improving kidney function.

In that case, I recommend patients to take Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is natural and effective. After almost 30 years’ researches, experts in our hospital—Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital, have found the most effective Chinese herbs for treating Polycystic Kidney Disease. What’s more, based on these special Chinese herbs, we have innovative some therapies, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Chinese Herbal Enema, Foot Bath, and Medicated Bath, etc.

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