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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.

Stage II Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2014-09-25 06:46

Stage II Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)As many other Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is divided into five stages. This article is about Stage 2 Polycystic Kidney Disease.

What is Stage 2 Polycystic Kidney Disease?

This stage is the first stage where kidney cyst has a rapid growth. It usually happens among people who are at the age of 30 to 40. Under such condition, patients begin to experience some symptoms, such as:

● High blood pressure

● Back pain, flank pain, or abdominal pain

● Enlarged kidneys

If the cyst get infected, patients may also have

● Urinary tract infection

● Blood in the urine

● Sharp and sudden pain

At this stage, your kidneys are mildly damaged, so you may not experience so many symptoms. However, if your blood pressure elevates, you should be concerned. Take a urine or blood test to check your kidney function in case of further damage.

What is the treatment for Stage 2 Polycystic Kidney Disease?

If you seek your doctor for advice, he or she may tell you not to worry about it, because the cyst is still small. You are possibly given some medicines to relieve the discomforts you have. No more treatment is needed unless the cyst grows to large size.

You can see how negative this kind of treatment is. You cannot just wait and do nothing until problems come. Actually, you can take some measures to prevent its happening.

What can you do to prevent the progression of PKD?

The following suggestions are for the general PKD patients. As for your own condition, you can leave a message below or email to for detailed suggestions.

● Keep a restricted diet

Keep a low-salt, low-protein diet is the basis. This is to reduce the burden of your kidneys. Meanwhile, try your best to keep yourself away from spicy and greasy foods.

● Drinking plenty of water

If you do not have swelling, you are recommended to take lots of water.

Chinese herbs

You can take some Chinese herbal tea made from some herbs like nettle, dandelion, uva-ursi, poria cocos, rhizome of lalang, etc.

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