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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.

What Age Do PKD Symptoms Appear

2014-11-10 06:56

What Age Do PKD Symptoms AppearPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by a cluster of cysts on bilateral kidneys. As people grow older, they will experience some symptoms. At what age do Polycystic Kidney Disease symptoms appear?

States of Polycystic Kidney Disease

Based on the growth of kidney cysts, this kidney disease is divided into five stages. In Stage 2 PKD, patients will experience a rapid growth of renal cysts between 30 to 40 years old. In general, symptoms will occur at this period.

More information, please refer to “Stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)”.

Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease

♦ Lower back pain. This is the most common symptoms that leads patients to take a test that diagnose Polycystic Kidney Disease.

♦ High blood pressure. Enlarged kidney cysts will compress nearby organs, including the kidney itself. As a result, the kidneys are stimulated to secret more renins that will start renin-angiotensin system, which causes high blood pressure.

♦ Protein or blood in urine. Protein leakage in urine means your kidneys have been damaged so that they cannot hold back protein, leading them leak out with urine. Blood in urine (hematuria) occur due to kidney cyst rupture or hemorrhagic cysts.

♦ Liver cyst. About half of ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease) patients are likely to have this complication after 60 years old.

Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease

♦ Non-specific treatment. If you do not have any symptoms, no treatment is needed. But it is necessary for you to take a routine test to check the size of cysts and kidney function.

♦ Home remedies

A low-sodium and protein diet is helpful for you to slow down the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Avoiding spicy and greasy foods, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco is also very important.

What’s more, you should be very careful not to get injure or crash during some strong activities.

Hot Compress Therapy

This is an externally application, taken by a professional nephrologist. The traditional Chinese herbs packed in the medical fluid bags can help shrink kidney cyst by improving blood circulation and kidney function.

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