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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.

Can ADPKD Cause Ear Infection

2015-04-06 03:50

Can ADPKD Cause Ear InfectionADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease) is the most common type of PKD that is inherited. In general, patients with ADPKD always have symptoms until they are 30 to 40 years old. Can ADPKD cause ear infection?

Causes of ear infection

An ear infection is caused by a bacterium or virus in the middle ear. This infection often results from another illness --cold, flu or allergy. Autosomal Dominant PKD hardly cause ear infection. You’d better visit your doctor and take a test to make a diagnosis.

Possible symptoms of Autosomal Dominant PKD

-Back pain. Enlarged kidney cyst press nearby tissues, including the kidney itself. The capsule of kidneys is stretched and patients have pain in the lower back, sides and flank or abdomen.

-Blood in urine

-High blood pressure

-Impaired kidney function. It is common in patients with advanced stages of ADPKD. When that happens, patients may experience swelling, fatigue, urine changes, anemia or bone problems.

-Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). It may lead to sharp pain, fever and chills.

Treatment for ADPKD

This kidney disease is a genetic disorder that cannot be treatmentd, but can be well treated. Treatment for ADPKD may include:

-Medicines: They are necessary for controlling symptoms listed above. Hypertensive drugs, antibiotics and diuretics may be given to the patients. Medicines like NSAIDs are nephrotoxic that should be avoided.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy is based on natural Chinese herbs, which can improve blood circulation so that kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to protect kidney function. In addition, the effective ingredients of herbs can inactivate the epithelial cells of cystic walls, so that no more fluid will be secreted.

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