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What Causes Renal Cysts in Adults

2014-07-23 01:14

What Causes Renal Cysts in AdultsRenal cysts result from genetic or non-genetic processes and occur in a variety of diseases in adults and children. There are two types of renal cysts: Simple kidney cysts and complex kidney cyst. Both the two types of renal cysts can occur in adults. What causes renal cysts in adults? I will give you a brief explanation.

Simple kidney cyst in adults

Simple kidney cyst is the more commonly seen in adults. Simple kidney cysts are more common as people age. An estimated 25% of people of 40 years old and 50% of people of 50 years old have simple kidney cysts. The real cause of simple kidney cyst is not so fully clear now. Obstruction of tubules or deficiency of blood supply to the kidneys may play a role. Diverticula—sacs that form on the tubules—may detach and become simple kidney cysts. The role of genetic factors in the development of simple kidney cysts has not been studied.

Complex renal cyst in adults

Complex renal cysts may manifest in many disorders and diseases. These incidences include Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), medullary sponge kidney and medullary cystic disorder. Causes of complex renal cyst include congenital dysplasia, gene mutation, various infections, toxins and unreasonable diets.

Treatment for adults with renal cyst

Normally, simple kidney cysts cause no symptoms and they can be monitored with the periodic ultrasound.

Actually, no matter simple kidney cyst or complex kidney cyst, they can cause some symptoms when they are large. Here are some symptoms people may experience such as repeated urinary tract infection, flank pain, side pain, back pain, blood or protein in urine, fatigue, itchy skin, nausea, vomiting, and high blood pressure, etc.

Therefore, if adults are diagnosed with renal cyst, they should take a regular test to monitor the cyst and keep a healthy diet. If symptoms occur, immediate treatment is needed. You can consult our experts online or leave a message below.

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