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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.

What Antihypertensive Drugs Are Allowed for PKD Patients

2014-09-15 01:12

What Antihypertensive Drugs Are Allowed for PKD PatientsHigh blood pressure (hypertension) is so common in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients that many of them seek for medicines that can lower it. Well then, what antihypertensive drugs are allowed for PKD patients? Read on, and you will know the answer. Any questions, please email to

What are the commonly used antihypertensive drugs?

Doctors can choose from several classes of antihypertensive drugs: diuretics, anti-adrenergics, direct-acting vasodilators, calcium-channel blockers, ACEIs (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor), and ARBs (angiotensin-receptor blockers).

Drugs name: lisinopril, atenolol, bystolic, diovan, hydrochlorothiazide, etc.

Can these medicines help me to lower high blood pressure?

Treatment should be different from individuals to individuals. If you have kidney cysts accompanied with diabetes, gout, respiratory disease, high cholesterol, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and left ventricular hypertrophy, etc, you should take these medicines carefully. Consult your doctor with the dosage and frequency.

In general, people can see the decrease of blood pressure.

What should you be concerned when you take antihypertensive drugs?

If the kidney cyst is larger than 3cm, it will compress the renal tissues, thus causing kidney damage. Damaged kidneys cannot keep the electrolyte balance, causing abnormal level of potassium and phosphorous. Some antihypertensive drugs can lead to potassium retention in the blood, which is very dangerous for you. The other common side effects of these medicines are a reduced sense of taste and a dry mouth.

How can you lower high blood pressure naturally?

In fact, the root cause of high blood pressure in people with kidney cysts is the compression from the cyst enlargement. Therefore, to lower high blood pressure is to shrink the kidney cyst.

You may as well try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The Chinese herbs used in this therapy are carefully chosen by our experts. After more then thirty years’ research, they found the most natural and effective Chinese medicines that have the function of expanding blood vessels and inactivate the epithelial cells on the walls of kidney cyst.

As a result, this therapy cannot only shrink kidney cyst but also can improve kidney function. As long as the kidneys are healthy, they can regular blood pressure effectively.

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