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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.

Are Parapelvic Cysts Counted in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2014-09-19 07:29

Are Parapelvic Cysts Counted in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is characterized by a cluster of cysts on the kidneys. The cysts can be seen at any part of the kidneys. Parapelvic cysts are named after the location of the cysts. Are parapelvic cysts counted in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?

The answer is “No”. As mentioned above, Polycystic Kidney disease is characterized by a numerous cysts on the kidneys. Actually, there are so many cysts on the kidneys that you cannot count them. You can only see several big cysts under microscope easily. Therefore, parapelvic cysts are not counted ,either.

Whether the cysts can be counted or not is not important, the vital thing is that how to manage this condition.

Treatment options for parapelvic kidney cyst and PKD

1. Medication

Medicines are always prescribed to relieve some discomforts such as back pain, flank pain, or urinary tract infection (UTI), or to control your blood pressure level. Painkillers, antibiotics, ACEIs (Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors) or ARBs (Angiotensin Receptor Blockers) are the common seed used drugs for people with kidney cysts.

2. Surgery

Surgery is taken when the big cyst ruptures or bleeds. Ruptured or hemorrhagic kidney cysts are very serious because they may cause various infections or even sepsis which is fatal. Under such circumstance, medicines cannot stop the aggravation, so surgery is recommended to drain or remove the cysts. It indeed have a quick effect, but after the surgery, you will see the recurrence of big cysts easily.

3. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) so it is more natural than medicines and surgery. However, it does not mean that we abandon the western medicines completely. Our doctor will make a proper treatment based on your own condition.

As for this therapy, it takes the micronized Chinese herbs and makes them permeate into the kidney lesions by using osmotic device. The effective ingredients cannot shrink the kidney cysts but also can improve kidney function so as to prevent the recurrence of kidney cysts. Any questions, please leave a message below.

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