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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.

How Serious Is Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)

2014-07-25 01:22

How Serious Is Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder. It is characterized by multiple cysts on one or both kidneys. PKD is a serious disease, because the cyst damages the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure.

Prognosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease

It is very common for people to be diagnosed with kidney cysts with age. Generally speaking, the cysts are small can cause no symptoms so that people always cannot find they have PKD. Some of them may live with renal cyst the whole lifetime without causing kidney failure.

When the cysts begin to enlarges, they become symptomatic. At this growing period, people may experience flank pain, proteinuria, high blood pressure and renal deficiency. If they take treatment to stop the progression of cyst, they can prolong their lifespan to a large extent and they won’t get kidney failure.

If the cysts cause severer symptoms that uncontrolled, people are likely to have kidney failure and have to do dialysis. Efficient dialysis can prolong at least 10 years of patient’s lifespan. Normally, they can have more 3-5 years to live. Without dialysis, PKD patients with kidney failure can just live several weeks.

Are there any natural remedies for PKD patients?

Even though there is no treatment for PKD, there are some natural remedies that can give the patients a longer and better life. In the early stage of PKD, I recommend you to take herbal teas to shrink the cyst and relieve symptoms. In the advance stages, you can take Hot Compress Therapy to treat PKD. This therapy is also based on traditional Chinese medicines. It is more natural and effective than dialysis, because it is applied externally and aims at repair the intrinsic renal tissues.

Except for medications, PKD patients should also follow a low-salt and low protein diet and avoid spicy and greasy foods. Keep a good rest and avoid tiredness.

To sum up, Polycystic Kidney Disease is a serious disease that you should pay high attention about the treatment. For that purpose, you can consult our doctor online or leave a message below.

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