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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.

Prevention of Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)

2013-08-28 17:01

Prevention of Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)Many people have heard about Polycystic Kidney Disease, then what can we do to prevent it from happening?                                                                                                                                          

Avoid influenza

Influenza, especially the repeated influenza will cause larger immunity damage to the kidneys and delay the progression of kidney damage.

Prevention of tiredness

The tiredness including two parts: mental and physical. Mental fatigue will affect the patient's brain thinking and command function. Meanwhile, there will be inconsistent organic function and aggravation of kidney function.

As for physical fatigue, deposited toxins can not be excreted by the impaired kidney, so the progression of renal damage will be aggravated.


Enlarged kidneys will pose great pressure on the patients abdominal cavity, any injuries can easily cause the rupture and bleeding of cysts.

High blood pressure

As a serious complication, on the one hand, it can accelerate kidney damage, on the other hand, it may cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. So, well control of blood pressure are crucial.


Reasonable diet plan play an significant role in delaying the progression of this disorder. Some suggestions are as follows: the intake of salt should be controlled at 2-3g/d. Eat less foods that abundant in potassium and phosphorus, choose low-fat diet and so on.

Emotion regulation

This disease is controllable and curable, if you have been diagnosed with it, being optimistic and positive are always your good choices.


The control of infections include two aspects: the internal infection of cysts and the urinary tract infection. Infections will aggravate the progression of damaged kidney or even cause irreversible consequences.

For patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, if you cooperate with your doctors actively, obey individualized treatments and prevent inducing factors, we believe that you will receive satisfactory therapeutic effects.

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