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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.

Periorbital Edema and Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2014-09-04 01:14

Periorbital Edema and Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is characterized by a cluster of cysts on the kidneys. The cysts can be asymptomatic or cause kidney damage. The cancerous kidney cysts will cause some symptoms, and periorbital edema is common in Polycystic Kidney Disease.

How does Polycystic Kidney Disease cause periorbital edema?

Periorbital edema is swelling of the tissues around the eye due to the build up and accumulation of fluid. It should not be considered as a disease itself since you have Polycystic Kidney Disease.

As mentioned above, the kidney cysts can cause kidney damage, especially during the process of cyst enlargement. In general, when the cyst grows more than 3cm, it will compress the nearby tissues, causing ischemia and anoxia in the kidney. As time goes by, the kidney will be damaged due to lack of oxygen and blood.

Under this condition, the kidneys fail to filter excessive fluid out of the body. That’s why you see periorbital edema. When becomes sever, swelling can occur in other parts of the body, such as the legs and feet. For those who have advanced stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease, they may also experience fluid in the lungs or liver.

How to relieve periorbital edema in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

1. Diuretics: Your doctor may recommend you to take some diuretics to increase the urine output so as to accelerate the discharge of extra fluid. However, they may cause some discomforts like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. You may as well try some natural Chinese herbs. For centuries, dandelion, nettle, corn silk, poria cocos, and rhizome of lalang have been widely used as diuretics. They can increase urine output naturally and effectively.

2. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

It is a natural therapy that is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Unlike traditional oral medicines, it is used externally. According to traditional Chinese medicine theories, there are many meridians on the skin of the body. Kidney disease is the result of blood pollution due to the blockage of meridians. The effective ingredients can expand the blood vessels so as to improve the blood circulation. As a result, the kidney function can be improved, and more extra fluid will be eliminated effectively. Not only periorbital edema but also some other symptoms will disappear gradually.

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