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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 Problems Can Arise If Polycystic Kidney Disease Left Untreated

2014-12-09 03:34

What Problems Can Arise If Polycystic Kidney Disease Left UntreatedPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder causing numerous cysts on the kidneys. What problems can arise if Polycystic Kidney Disease left untreated?

Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease

Just like Chronic Kidney Disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease also have five stages. In the early stages, it cause no symptoms, and many patients do not see they have this disease. In general, PKD patients after age of 30 will see symptoms as follows:

● Dull or sharp pain in the lower back, sides, abdomen.

● Blood in the urine (hematuria)

● Protein in the urine (proteinuria)

● Frequent urination, especially in the night

Other symptoms may include:

● Fatigue

● Pale skin

● Joint pain

● Nail abnormalities

Complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease

This kidney disease won’t only attack the kidney itself, but will involve some other organs and systems if left untreated. Complications can be seen such as:

● Urinary tract infection (UTI)

● Kidney stones

● Cyst in the liver or pancreas

● Cardiovascular disease

● Brain aneurysm

● High blood pressure

● Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

● Acute or Chronic Kidney Failure

Kidney Failure is the final result of untreated Polycystic Kidney Disease. On that condition, dialysis or kidney transplant is needed.

Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease

The goal of PKD treatment is to symptoms. Controlling high blood pressure is the most important part of treatment. Treatment may include:

● Pain medication

● Blood pressure medication

● Antibiotics (to treat UTI)

● A low-sodium (salt) diet

● Diuretics (to help remove excess fluid)

● Surgery (to drain cysts and help relieve discomfort)

However, the above treatments cannot solve the underlying problems, because the damaged renal tissues cannot be repaired. That is to say, the kidney function is still losing, and you cannot avoid Kidney Failure. Therefore, I recommend you to take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, which is an external application innovated from traditional Chinese herbs. You can email to us at or leave a message below for more details.

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