How to Shrink the Cyst With Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder, which is characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. For patients in the early stage of PKD, they hardly see any symptoms, while more than half of them will have kidney failure after sixty years old. The enlarged kidney cyst is the risk of disease progression. Therefore, taking timely and effective treatments to shrink the cyst is the most important thing for PKD patients.
Polycystic kidney cyst
It is one type of kidney cyst. Compared with simple kidney cyst, this kind of kidney disease should draw you more attention. When the cyst enlarges, it may lead to enlarged kidneys, pain in kidney area, hematuria, high blood pressure, renal insufficiency and even polycystic liver disease.
Enlarged cysts cause ischemia and anoxia of the kidneys, and then the glomeruli fibrosis starts, resulting in declined glomerular filtration rate (GFR). With glomerular damage, wastes and toxins deposit, which impairs the kidney function. Therefore, you should take immediate treatment to shrink the enlarged kidney cysts. You can do as follows.
Design a healthy diet plan
Do not look down upon the effects of a healthy diet. Taking proper foods or drinks will help you shrink the kidney cysts. Generally speaking, a low-salt, low protein and low-fat diet is required in order to prevent or aggravate symptoms or complications. Besides, you should also supply some essential amino acids, calories and nutritions to improve your immunity so as to prevent infections. This special diet plan must be made and varies according to your specific condition. So your dietitian or doctor’s advice is very important.
Choose right type of exercise
Similarly, what kind of exercise you can do depends on the size of the cysts. However, some strenuous exercise like football, volleyball, basketball, running and boxing are dangerous because many physical crashes are involved, which are prone to cause cyst rupture. Some gentle exercise like walking, biking, jogging, swimming,Yoga and Tai Chi can be your choices. As for the duration and frequency of the exercise should be monitored by your coach or doctor. Some people are even not allowed to take exercise. For those patients, the pressure among the cysts has greatly increased, and some bending movements and collisions on the kidney area have a high risk of hematuria.
Taking home remedy
Medicated Bath is a natural remedy for shrinking polycystic kidney disease by shrinking kidney cyst. It is based on traditional Chinese medicines. There are some Chinese herbs are recommended to shrink kidney cysts in PKD which include: Bru-reed, Dandelon, Thunder god vine, Uva ursi, Garlic, Cranberry and Hydrangea. These mentioned herbs are just a little part for PKD patients, and the illness condition may differ from case to case.
According to traditional Chinese medicine theories, there are many acupoints in the feet, and each point has the corresponding organ of the body. These acupoints are responsible for carrying blood and energy flow (called Qi in Chinese medicine theories). The kidney cyst enlarges and block the pathways so that not enough oxygen and blood can be supplied to the kidneys. The active ingredients in the Medicated bath will expand the blood vessels so that blood and nutrition can meet the kidneys’ need. As a result, kidney function will be improved and renal cysts will be shrunk.
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