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Why I Feel Pressure in Abdomen With PKD

2014-07-08 07:30

Why I Feel Pressure in Abdomen With PKDSome patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) will feel pressure in their abdomens. The pressure can appear in different areas such as the lower or upper abdomen, in the back or in the side. Since the pressure normally cause no pain or fever, patients may consider it may be due to congestion or stomach problems. However, you should take care if you have Polycystic Kidney Disease. This article is to explain you why you feel pressure in abdomen and what can you do to relieve it.

Why I feel pressure in abdomen with PKD?

You must know that Polycystic Kidney Disease is progressive due to some factors. The multiple cyst in the kidneys will grow with age. In the early stage of PKD, the cysts are small and asymptomatic. However, when the cyst enlarges to a certain size, the nearby tissue will be oppressed. The blood vessels on the walls of the cyst or the nearby tissues will be narrowed and then high blood pressure occur., especially in the kidney area. That’s why you feel pressure in the abdomen.

How to reduce pressure in abdomen with PKD?

As mentioned above, the enlargement of the cyst is the cause of pressure in abdomen. Thereby, if you want to reduce the pressure, you should take methods to shrink the kidney cyst. Treatment varies from individual from individual.

- Surgery

If the cyst is fairly large cause serious pain or infection, surgery is needed to remove the big cyst. Symptoms can be relieved very quickly but temporarily since the small cysts will grow rapidly due to the reduce pressure around them after the removing of big cysts. Moreover, during the process of surgery, healthy kidney tissues may be damaged.

- Hot Compress Therapy

Hot Compress Therapy is an natural and effective way to shrink kidney cyst. This therapy is based on Traditional Chinese Medicines, which works from two aspects:

1. Inhibit the generation of cystic fluids

The effective ingredients in the Chinese medicines can destroy the epithelial cells so as to inhibit the secretion of cystic fluids.

2. Expand blood vessels

By expanding blood vessels, it can enhance the blood circulation so that the cystic fluids can be discharged fluently.

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