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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.

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Symptoms

2014-10-14 02:16

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) SymptomsPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. The kidney cyst can enlarge and cause kidney damage, leading to some symptoms. This article is to give you a general introduction of PKD. Any other questions, you are welcomed to email to or consult our doctors online.

Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease

● Back pain, flank pain, or abdominal pain

● Hematuria-blood in the urine

● Proteinuria-protein in the urine

● Liver and pancreatic cysts

● Abnormal heart valves

● High blood pressure

● Kidney stones

● Aneurysms-bulges in the walls of blood vessels-in the brain

● Diverticulosis-small pouches bulge outward through the colon

● Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease

● Low-sodium

● Controlled protein intake

● Drink large amounts of fluid

● Choose fresh vegetables and fruits

● Avoid spicy and greasy foods

● Avoid alcohol and tobacco

● Ensure vitamins and nutrition supply


● Medicines

Medicines are used to relieve some severe symptoms such as sharp pain, infections, high blood pressure, even some gastrointestinal tract problems such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Before you take any medicines, you should consult your doctors to avoid nephrotoxic medicines and some interactions with other medicines you are taking.

● Surgery

Three types of surgery may be used, including laparoscopic decortication, percutaneous aspiration and open surgery. By draining the fluid or remove the cyst, these applications can help relieve the symptoms. However, surgery has some risks of infection and also have a high rate of recurrence.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is an innovation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is used externally. This therapy is suitable for PKD patients in any stage. It is good for improving blood circulation and repairing damaged renal tissues. This can inhibit the secretion of cystic fluid.

I hope this article have give you the answer. No matter what symptoms you have, you should take immediate treatments. Best wishes!

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