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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.

How Big Can the Kidney Grow with PKD

2015-04-13 06:43

How Big Can the Kidney Grow with PKDPKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is characterized by a cluster of cysts on kidneys. These fluid-filled sacs occupy much room of the kidneys. How big can the kidney grow with PKD?

The cyst will grow with age. In general, when the cyst enlarges to more than 4 cm, it begin to damaged the kidneys. Not all the cyst are so large. Polycystic Kidney Disease patients may have several such big cysts, making people have enlarged kidneys. Sometimes, patients may look like pregnant with enlarged kidneys. I don’t exaggerate it, you can see the pictures of patients on our website.

What are the symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Except for enlarged kidneys, Polycystic Kidney Disease can also cause many other symptoms, such as:

-Back pain, side pain, abdominal pain or groins pain. The pain is dull and chronic. Another cause of sharp pain is kidney infection. Fever and chills may be accompanied.

-High blood pressure. Polycystic Kidney Disease patients can have high blood pressure in the early stages of kidney disease.

-Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

-Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). The kidney cysts are so large and they may interfere with the urine flow. Even a small delay of urine can cause many bacteria gather in the urinary tract, resulting in UTI.

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Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease

-Surgery. There are two options: laparoscopic decortication and percutaneous aspiration. However, kidney cyst will be filled with fluid again within 6 months to 2 years.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy is based on traditional Chinese herbs. They can not only shrink kidney cysts but also can improve kidney function. Therefore, it is a natural and effective treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. I hope more and more patients can benefit from our natural medicines. Welcome your consultation! The online service is free.

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