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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

How to Stop PKD From Growing After Kidney Transplant

2014-07-12 03:35

How to Stop PKD From Growing After Kidney TransplantKidney transplant is a method for PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) patients when they are in the end stage of renal disease. After the transplant, they have many things to be concerned. This article is about how to stop PKD from growing after kidney transplant.

1. Prevent from infection

Infection is the most common complication. After three months of the surgery, patients have a very low immunity due to the large usage of immunosuppressive agents. At this time, various bacteria, mould and viruses invade the body, causing different kinds of infections such as URI (upper respiratory tract infection), UTI (urinary tract infection), pneumonia, and gastroenteritis, etc. Moreover, since the patients have decreased immunity and they are not react with steroids, it is hard for them to control infections.

2. Keep a healthy diet and good life habit

Stay away from spicy and greasy foods as well as foods that are not fresh. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. In addition, taking enough and good rest is very important. You should work over time in cased of fatigue or tiredness. It is better for those who have kidney transplant to develop a habit of lunch break, because when you are lying down, the kidneys can be supplied with enough blood perfusion.

3. Be cautious about the medicine

Avoid medicines that are toxic to kidneys. What medicines you are taking must be under your doctor’s guidance.

4. Hot Compress Therapy

This therapy is based on traditional Chinese medicines, which are natural and safe. It is more effective for shrinking kidney cyst and improve kidney function. For more details, you can email to

5. To be a good nurse for yourself

To be a good nurse for yourself means you’d better keep a record of your weight, blood pressure and urine volume. Meanwhile, taking a regular urine and blood test to check your liver and kidney function.

Those above five aspects are for general PKD patients after kidney transplant. I hope you can benefit from this article. If it is not enough, you can consult our experts online or leave a message below.

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