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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 Deal with Enlarged Abdomen in Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-04-04 14:53

How to Deal with Enlarged Abdomen in Polycystic Kidney DiseaseSome patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease complain that their abdomen is enlarged. This makes them very confuse. Does the enlarged abdomen has some certain link with PKD? How to deal with enlarged abdomen in Polycystic Kidney Disease? These may be these patients’ biggest concerns.

The cause of enlarged abdomen in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Our two kidneys lie to the sides of the upper abdomen. Normally, they are responsible to remove wastes, toxins, excessive water from the body, maintain normal balance of fluid and electrolyte and make some hormones. In the early stage of PKD, the cysts are small so that they don’t oppress their surrounding kidney tissues. However, as these cysts grow, they can cause enlarged kidney and kidney damage. When the kidney can’t do its job normally, swelling occurs easily as a consequence of fluid and sodium retention. As a result, abdomen enlarges due to swollen abdomen and enlarged kidney.

How to deal with enlarged abdomen in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

From the above analysis, we can know easing swelling and shrinking renal cysts is the key to treat enlarged abdomen.

Ease patients’swelling

Since swelling is caused by fluid and sodium retention in the body, a low-sodium diet is very necessary to help remit swelling. In some cases, diuretic may be also needed to increase patients’ urine volume so that more water are discharged from the body via urine. Some foods such as celery and cranberry can be used as natural diuretic. Ask the kidney experts online for more foods that are good to ease swelling.

Shrink the renal cysts

Too big renal cysts can lead to irreversible kidney damage and severe healthy problems. Surgery are often used to remove the big renal cysts, but it can’t stop the growth of small cysts so that patients’ condition relapse easily, Different from surgery, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy shrinks all renal cysts at the same time. More information about this treatment can be found in the link “Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Now, we have known how to deal with enlarged abdomen in Polycystic Kidney Disease. Remember that the earlier you get treatment, the easier your condition can be managed.

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