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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.

Are PKD Cysts Slow Growers

2014-12-05 07:41

Are PKD Cysts Slow GrowersPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that caused the formation and a cluster of cysts on the kidneys. Are the cysts in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

How fast will cysts grow in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

The speed of cyst growth is affected by many factors such as age, diet habit, lifestyle, and type of cyst. For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, they usually experience a slow cyst growth before age of 30. Between 30 to 40, the cysts are more likely to have a raid growth, so that they can become very large. In general, the cysts grow at a speed of 1-2cm every year.

Should you be concerned about the cysts?

From the above analysis, you can see that kidney cysts will grow slow or fast due to many factors. Cases may differ from individuals. However, if you are diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, you are supposed to be concerned about this condition.

Polycystic Kidney Disease is one of the leading cause of Kidney Failure, which requires a dialysis or kidney transplant eventually. Therefore, you should take measures to shrink the cysts on kidneys timely.

What you can do for shrinking kidney cysts?

Even though there is no treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease, medication is very necessary for slowing down the progression of kidney cysts.

Generally speaking, treatments won’t be recommended unless some symptoms occur. The common treatments can include oral medicines and surgery. However, it is negative for patients to take action when problems appear. What’s more, over-the-counter medicines and surgery are not natural, since they may cause further kidney damage.

Now, there is new treatment for shrinking kidney cysts naturally, that is, traditional Chinese herbs. These medicines are used to increase the permeability of cysts walls and improve blood circulation so as to promote the reabsorption of sac fluid. By this way, Chinese herbs can inhibit the secretion of kidney cysts.

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