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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.

Edema Medication List of Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-06-20 03:05

Edema Medication List of Polycystic Kidney DiseaseEdema or swelling is a common symptom of kidney disease, including Polycystic Kidney Disease. When patients have severe edema, they often take medicines to relieve it. This article will introduce you an edema medication list of Polycystic Kidney Disease. However, the problem cannot be solved once and for all if you only use medicines. Therefore, I will give you some other suggestions except for medicines.

Why does edema occur in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

The reasons why edema occurs in various kidney diseases are the same. The main causes of edema are water-sodium retention, hypertension and loss of protein in urine. If patients with PKD have any of the above symptoms, they are likely to have edema. If you want to know the reason, you can talk with our online experts.

Medication list for edema in Polycystic Kidney Disease

The following list of common medicines to treat or reduce the symptom of edema in PKD. Before you take anyone of medicine, you should consult your doctor. What’s more, you should read carefully about the common uses, side effects, dosage details.

Medicines you can take are Hydrochlorothiazide, Spironolactone, Furosemide, Lasix, Triamterene-hydrochlorothiazide, Triamterene, Acetazolamide, Maxzide,etc. All these above medicines are called diuretics. They are used to increase urine output by improving sodium excretion. However, medicines have not solved the problem from the root, because the root cause of edema in PKD is reduced glomerular filtration rate. Therefore, to eliminate edema in PKD is to repair the damaged glomeruli. Medicines listed above have limited effects and long term use of those medicines may cause some side effects, which will worsen your illness condition.

Are there any natural medicines that can be the alternatives?

The answer is “yes”. Here, I would like to recommend you to take Chinese herbs, which come from nature and have few side effects. There are many Chinese herbs are diuretic, for example, psyllium, dandelion, and the wild chrysanthemum, etc. You can consult our doctor online, and they will give you different Chinese herbs according to severity of your edema.

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