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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.

Swelling In Polycystic Kidney Disease: Causes And Treatment

2013-12-16 16:03

Swelling In Polycystic Kidney Disease: Causes And TreatmentAlthough swelling ( edema ) is not so common in Polycystic Kidney Disease, compared with other symptoms, like proteinuria, high blood pressure, etc, recently, there also have some patients complain that edema appears in their feet, ankle, face and other parts of the body. For those patients, to find the root causes and effective treatments are very necessary.

Firstly, let’s talk about causes of swelling in polycystic kidney disease together. Some important reasons are as follow:

1. Loss of protein in urine: proteinuria or bubble in urine is the most common cause of renal swelling in PKD.

2. Water retention

3. High blood pressure

4. Side effects of some medicines, like corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory, etc.

5. Alcohol: drinking alcohol is a bad habit when you are suffering from swelling in polycystic kidney disease.

Secondly, since we know the causes of swelling from the above information, well then, how to treat it effectively?

Of course, we should start from the diet. Generally speaking, for PKD patients with swelling, strict liquid limitation should be highly recommended to them, especially for those with serious conditions. In addition to this, there are also other suggestions to them, please talk with our online doctors for free help, our nutritionists will list all the foods you can and can not eat in your daily diet.

Natural remedy known as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy also used commonly to treat swelling in polycystic kidney disease. The big difference with diet is that it can eliminate swelling completely and thoroughly. Its final purpose is to repair damaged kidney and improve kidney function from the root. As long as this purpose can be achieved successfully, all the symptoms including swelling in polycystic kidney disease will disappear forever.

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