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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 Are the Causes of PKD

2015-07-05 08:55

What Are the Causes of PKDThere is no clear understanding about the causes of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Some researches have found certain factor related to the occurrence of Polycystic Kidney Disease.

What are the causes of PKD?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder which is usually caused by genetic defects. That’s why Polycystic Kidney Disease runs in family. Some other factors such as congenital aplasia, infection, surgery or side effects of some medicines are also related to Polycystic Kidney Disease.

What will happen with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is characterized by innumerable cysts on kidneys. As these fluid-filled grow, they will press nearby tissues, causing various symptoms.

In general, people with PKD will experience some symptoms when they are over 30 years old. Commonly seen symptoms include back pain, high blood pressure, blood in urine (hematuria), urinary tract infection (UTI) and some urine changes, etc.

Polycystic Kidney Disease may also lead to Kidney Failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplant.

What are the treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Since PKD is a genetic disorder, it cannot be treatmentd. However, there are some natural treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. Here is a introduction for general population. Any questions, please email to us at or leave a message below.

Acupuncture. We combine acupuncture with moxibustion to unlock meridians so that Qi (energy flow) promotes and blood circulation increases. This is to help reduce blood pressure and alleviate pain in Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. This method can give patients better outcome if combined with moxibustion.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It is an external application used on bilateral Shenshu acupoints. The effective ingredients can inhibit the cyst epithelial cells from secreting fluid any more. Therefore, kidney cysts growth is prevented. In addition, this therapy can also increase blood circulation to speed up the discharge of cyst fluid effectively.

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