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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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.

Enlarged Kidney : Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

2013-07-29 16:31

An enlarged kidney is an abnormal condition where the kidney is larger than its normal size. The occurrence of enlarged kidney is an alarm of some severe underlying diseases or kidney disorders. If the ultrasound or CT test shows your or your relative’s kidney is bigger than the normal, the following enlarged kidney causes, symptoms and treatment must be useful for you.

Enlarged kidney causes

There are a number of reasons for swollen kidney. Among them, Polycystic Kidney Disease is most common and it can develop renal failure if controlled effectively. Other causes are as follow:

● Kidney cysts both simple and complex: As cysts in the kidney become big, the size of kidney can be extended easily. If uncontrolled effectively, they will cause irreversible kidney damage.

● Kidney stone: Kidney stones is hard deposit of minerals and salt that form in the kidney. Commonly, these kidney stones attach to each other. Over time, they grow quite large, so does the kidney.

● Hydronephrosis: It can occur in one kidney or two kidneys. Unilateral hydronephrosis refers to one enlarged kidney that is swollen due to backed up urine, while both kidney enlarging is due to bilateral hydronephrosis.

Enlarged kidney symptoms

In some cases, there is no symptom to warn people of their healthy problems, but as patients’ kidney becomes big, they are more likely to develop the following symptoms.

● Burning or pain during urination

● Swelling

● Go to bathroom frequently

● Nausea and vomiting

● Fever

● Changes in urine such as foamy urine and blood urine

Enlarged kidney treatment

The symptoms that patients have must urge them to accept effective treatment immediately. However, patients have a great difference in their enlarged kidney treatment because of different causes. For example, if their enlarged kidney is caused by Polycystic Kidney Disease or kidney cysts, surgery or Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy are useful for them. The difference of these two treatment is that surgery aims to remove big kidney cysts, while Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy focuses on shrinking all kidney cysts simultaneously. Consulting your doctor or us to make correct treatment is the key to recover your normal kidney and overall health.

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