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Are the Bilateral Cysts and PKD the Same

2014-10-28 14:18

Are the Bilateral Cysts and PKD the SameAre the bilateral cysts and PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) the same? Read the article, and then you will get the answer.

What is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder that characterized by a cluster of cysts on both kidneys. The cysts on the kidneys in PKD are uncountable.

However, kidney cyst is different from PKD. Kidney cyst can be found in one or both kidneys. It is not inherited and most of the patients can be diagnosed with one or several cyst when they are over 50 years old.

How to diagnose kidney cyst and PKD?

There are some tests that can help you to diagnose such as ultrasound, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), CT, etc. Since Polycystic Kidney Disease patients always have a family history, it requires a genetic test.

What are the symptoms and complications?

Usually, PKD patients do not know they have such a kidney disease since there are no symptoms in the early stage. As they grow older, cysts enlarge and become symptomatic. Symptoms may include:

- Pain on the back, flank or abdomen

- Blood in the urine

- Protein int he urine

- High blood pressure

- Repeated urinary tract infection

- Enlarged kidneys

- Liver cyst or brain aneurysm

- Kidney stone

When kidneys are severely damaged, patients have a high risk of developing into Kidney Failure that requires dialysis or kidney transplant.

How about kidney cyst?

Kidney cysts occur occasionally and normally are benign. However, symptoms may also occur when the cyst is larger than 5cm.

How to shrink kidney cyst?

The traditional ways for kidney cysts are medicines and surgery. Medicines are prescribed for relieving symptoms and surgery is done to drain or remove the large cysts.

Yet, neither of the two ways can treatment kidney cyst. Except for the risk of infection during surgery and side effects of medicines, these two ways are not the effective methods. You may as well try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, which is more natural. It has been widely used in China. You can get more information by contacting doctors online. This online service is free.

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