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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.

ADPKD, Multiple Simple Renal Cysts, Enlarged Left Kidney

2013-05-02 11:44

My left kidney measures 14.0*6.3 cm. It is enlarged in size and has multiple simple renal cysts predominantly at upper and lower pole. Kidneys show changes suggestive of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), with left kidney being more severely affected. This is my sonography test result. Please, give me some information about effective treatment for ADPKD.

These words come from one of my patients, who is just diagnosed with ADPKD. I can deeply understand her anxiety and fear. I know many other patients are also faced with this problem. Therefore, today, we are here to give some suggestions for these people. If you are one of them, you can control your condition through the following recommendations.

Make a scientific diet plan: Eating correctly can assist the whole treatment largely. Add flax oil to your meals, consume more fruits and vegetables, lower the intake of sodium, avoid the foods high in oxalic acid, alcohol, chocolate and coffee, and limit protein intake. In daily life, these are all worth noticing.

Keep your kidneys from worsening: If your kidneys are enlarged, it means some multiple simple renal cysts have grown too big. In this situation, some symptoms such as high blood pressure may occur. High blood pressure is one big risk to cause further kidney damage and worsen patients’ condition. Therefore, controlling high blood pressure timely also has a significant meaning to slow down your ADPKD developing renal failure.

Shrink your enlarged left kidney: Because enlarged kidneys are due to the growth of numerous cysts in the kidney. Reducing these cysts is a must to shrink your enlarged kidney. We know all of these cysts are filled with fluid. At present, surgery and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy are two choice, but different patients need different treatments. Therefore, selecting a suitable treatment is your best choice.

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