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What Is Kidney Cyst

2013-03-16 14:08

A kidney Cyst, also known as renal cyst, is a small round packet filled with fluid and grows in the kidney. Most often, renal cysts are benign and even some patients can live out their entire lives without any symptoms or complications. However, when some of these cysts grow too big of one renal cyst ruptures, some severe complications will appear to warn patients to accept treatment timely.

Until now, we still can’t make clear the root cause of simple kidney cysts, but one thing we can know is that age may increase your risk of having renal cysts. According to the clinical survey, one-third of people over age 70 have at least one simple kidney cyst and the size of these cysts can increase with age.

Generally, people with kidney cyst don’t need any specific treatment unless one cyst is above 4cm or some severe complications appear. In this situation, a scientific diet, a healthy lifestyle and regular examination is enough to control the growth of renal cyst. However, when these people may have some severe complications such as blood urine, high blood pressure, high creatinine level, etc, or some cysts may grow too big, the following treatment may be necessary.

At present, there are mainly three renal cysts treatments: surgery, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, oral western medicines. Each of them has both advantages and disadvantages. Surgery has a remarkable benefit in removing big cyst and remits patients’ condition quickly, but it may cause some risks during the surgery and removing big cysts is more likely to give more places for small cysts to grows, leading to patients falling into a vicious cycle between renal cyst and surgery. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy focuses on all renal cysts. It can help shrink these cysts without any side effect, but it needs a relatively longer time so the receivers should be more patients. Oral western medicines aim to control patients’ condition in the early stage. When some severe complications appear, its effect will decline.

Different patients need different treatments. You should choose the treatment which is most suitable for yourself. The last thing you need to note is that make sure you have consulted doctor before using any treatment or eating any food.

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