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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.

ADPKD, UTI, Swelling in Legs, Appetite loss: What Can I Do

2015-01-17 15:35

ADPKD, UTI, Swelling in Legs, Appetite loss: What Can I DoThere are two types of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD): ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant PKD) and ARPKD (Autosomal Recessive PKD). If ADPKD patient see UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), swelling in legs and appetite loss, what they can do to deal with these problems?

Urinary Tract Infection

It occurs more often in women than men. As you know, Polycystic Kidney Disease cause a cluster of cysts. They will enlarge and compress nearby organs. If they interfere with urine flow, many bacteria deposit in urinary tract, causing UTI.

Swelling in legs

Swelling is caused by water-retention. Enlarged kidney cyst can cause kidney damage. As a result, extra fluid cannot be removed by kidneys, leading to swelling occur in hands, legs and ankles.

Appetite loss

Due to impaired kidney function, wastes and toxins accumulate and stimulate the gastrointestinal tract. They stimulate the gastric mucosa, leading to poor appetite, nausea or vomiting.


Management should be based on the patient’s own condition. It may include such following aspects:

● Medicines

Antibiotics may be necessary to prevent the progress of Urinary Tract Infection to prevent from inflammation travels up, causing kidney infection.

What’s more, hypertensive drugs, diuretics (water pills) and some immunosuppressant agents may also be prescribed.

You cannot depend on these medicines, since long term and large doses of them will cause further kidney damage.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is not a simple medicines, but an external application used on Shenshu area. Based on traditional Chinese herbs, it can improve blood circulation of cystic walls so as to speed up the discharge of cystic fluid.

Meanwhile, promoted blood circulation can help the kidneys repair the damage tissues by increasing supply of blood and oxygen. Enhanced kidney function is the key of treating Polycystic Kidney Disease.

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