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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 to Prevent Cold for Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-10-25 16:46

How to Prevent Cold for Patients with Polycystic Kidney DiseaseCold or flu is ailment for average people. However, it will be dangerous for patients with PKD, which may worsen medical condition and increase the risk of cyst enlargement.

How will Cold Affect Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic kidney disease and associated with immune disorder. As we all know that PKD develops in someone, because there is PKD gene is his or her body. However, you will find that not everyone with PKD gene will develop into this disease eventually. Why?

This is because PKD gene needs a trigger to stimulate the cyst to grow. It was reported that for people with PKD gene, they are at higher risk to develop immune system disorder. Cold, flu, infection, bleeding etc may be a trigger to stimulate the potential immune system disorder.

As a result, it will cause the cyst membrane to start the fluids productions and enlarge the cysts both in size and in number. This is why patients are suggested to avoid flu and cold.

How to Prevent Cold for Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

To prevent cold and flu, patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease are suggested:

- learn about the basics of colds. Colds and influenza are not caused by bacteria. Hence, antibiotics do not help prevent or treatment a cold or flu, although they may be prescribed for a secondarybacterial infection.

- Take supplements if necessary. Certain supplements are suggested to prevent cold for patients with PKD. If you need the supplements list, you can email to for a reply.

- Maintain a Good Hygiene. Virus can be carried by contacting infected people. Thereby, patients are suggested to maintain a good hygiene, which requires patients to keep towels separate from others, clean hand regularly, Carry around a bottle of antiseptic wipes or gel if a sink is not available etc.

At last, you must know that besides cold prevention, you need to control the underlying kidney cysts. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is suggested for it helps shrink kidney cysts and improve kidney functions naturally. If you need any help, please leave a message below.

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