How to shrink Kidney Cyst(Renal Cyst)
Kidney cyst is a fluid-filled sac that can form inside or outside of the kidneys. It can be caused by heredity or acquired factors. In clinic, there are three types of kidney cyst: Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Simple kidney cyst and Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease (ACKD). As kidney cysts are progressive and when they grow to certain size or rupture, they will cause many symptoms and complications. Therefore, to shrink the kidney cysts is very important for prolonging the prognosis and life expectancy.
1. Polycystic kidney disease
In general, it is characterized by a cluster of cysts in the kidney cortex or renal medulla. It is a genetic disorder.
2. Simple kidney cyst
It is the most common type of kidney cyst and it is characterized by one or several cysts with round pouches in one or both kidneys, and the cysts tend to be isolated to each other. Most of the cysts form in the renal cortex and can change the shape of kidneys.
3. Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease
People who have kidney failure and take dialysis or kidney transplant are prone to have this kind of kidney cysts.
If the kidney cysts are more than 3-5cm and begin to compress the surrounding tissues, they will cause some symptoms like back pain, flank pain, hematuria, proteinuria, high blood pressure and loss of kidney function, etc.
How to shrink kidney cysts naturally?
Since the size of kidney cysts relates directly to the prognosis and life expectancy of the patients, how to shrink kidney cysts naturally is very important. The natural remedies should start from these aspects: Scientific diet modifications, lifestyle changes and natural medical therapy.
Limit sodium intake
In order to prevent water-sodium retention, which can cause swelling and high blood pressure, you are suggested to take limited sodium. Normally, 2-3g every day is OK for people with kidney cyst. However, not all of them need to limit their sodium intake. The specific amount of sodium intake varies from individual to individual
Control protein intake
You need not to control your protein intake if there is no symptoms with small cysts. Either too much or too little protein intake is bad for the health. The daily intake of protein should in the range of 0.6-0.8g per kilogram of body weight. Foods like egg white, lean meat and milk contains high-quality protein are recommended.
Avoid spicy and greasy foods
Kidney Cyst patients should eat less greasy, spicy or excitant foods such as chili, shrimp, crab, leftovers, chocolate, sea products, polluted foods and grilled foods. Tobacco and alcohol are also harmful.
Do not do strenuous exercise
Strenuous exercise like football, basketball and running that will increase the risk of rupture of the kidney cyst. Moreover, some bending movements or tired work are also dangerous. On the contrary, some gentle exercise walking, swimming, jogging and Tai Chi are good choices. You should consult your doctor for suggestions to keep you safe.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy For Shrinking Kidney Cyst
This therapy is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), having overcome the disadvantages of medicines and surgery. Since it aims at shrinking kidney cysts by improving kidney function, it is more effective. As long as the damaged kidney tissues are repaired, the secretion of cystic fluids will be inhibited. So that the growth of kidney cyst will be stopped fundamentally.
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