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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.

Is Sore Heel One of Symptoms of PKD

2015-03-15 08:00

Is Sore Heel One of Symptoms of PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder causing a cluster of cysts on kidneys. Kidney cyst enlarges and press nearby organs, leading to various symptoms. Is sore heel one of symptoms of PKD?

Possible cause sore heel

Your foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons. The heel is the largest bone in your foot. Possible causes of sore heel include plantar fasciitis, spains & strains, fracture, achilles tendonitis, bursitis, ankylosing spondylitis and osteochondrosis, etc.

Signs and symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease

-Dull pain in the lower back and sides. It may radiate into abdomen or groins. When kidney cyst is infected, patients may feel sharp pain, fever or chills.

-Blood in urine (hematuria). When kidney cyst grows very big, it will press other organs and cysts. As a result, the blood vessels on the cystic walls may burst, lead to blood in the urine.

There are some possible complications in Polycystic Kidney Disease, such as:

-High blood pressure

-Urinary Tract Infection

-Kidney stone

-Impaired renal function. This may lead to swelling, bone pain, fatigue, nausea, itchy skin or proteinuria, etc.

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Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease

-Medicines: When symptom occurs, the doctor may prescribe some medicines to relieve the discomforts. However, some medicines are known as nephrotoxic drugs, including NSAIDs.

-Surgery: It is needed when the cysts grow too big that symptoms are uncontrolled. Percutaneous aspiration and laparoscopic decoction are the two commonly methods.

-Traditional Chinese herbs: Unlike over-the-counter drugs and surgery, traditional Chinese herbs treat kidney disease by improving renal function. It cannot only shrinking kidney cyst but can enhancing immunity to prevent from further kidney damage. Dandelion, nettle, poria cocos and corn silks may be used. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Acupuncture are recommended for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

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