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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.

When Does PKD Become Serious

2015-07-05 08:56

When Does PKD Become SeriousPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder causing innumerable cysts on bilateral kidneys. It can develop into Kidney Failure that requires dialysis or kidney transplant. When does PKD become serious?

When does Polycystic Kidney Disease become serious?

There are five stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease, according to the cyst growth. More information, please refer to Stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD).

In general, when symptoms occur, patients have to be concerned because the it means the kidney cysts are big enough.

What are the symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease?

● Back pain. Enlarged kidney cysts start to press nearby organs, including the kidney itself. The renal capsule is stretched, leading to pain in the lower back, sides and flank.

● Blood in urine. If the kidney cyst ruptures or tiny blood vessels covered on cyst walls burst, blood in urine occurs.

● High blood pressure. About half of Polycystic Kidney Disease patients have this problem.

● Urinary Tract Infection. A kidney cyst can interfere with urine flow, delaying urine passing from kidneys to bladders. As a result, patients may have frequent or painful urination, fever or chills.

If you have any symptom listed above or have some other problems, you can email to us at pkdclinic888@hotmail.com or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty will reply you within 24 hours.

Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease

In the past, there is no effective treatments to stop the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease. What doctor can give patients are just medicines to control symptoms and slow down the progression to Kidney Failure.

However, at present, we have some new therapies that can shrink kidney cysts and protect kidney function, thus preventing Kidney Failure. In our hospital, Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital, we mainly use traditional Chinese herbs. We have more than 30 years of clinical practice and rich experience in this field. More and more patients from abroad come to China for our treatment. You can trust us. Welcome your consultation!

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