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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.

Infection and Polycystic Kidney Disease

2018-11-28 09:20

Infection and Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic kidney disease (PKD) is the most common inherited disorder of the kidneys. It can cause a variety of complications and symptoms, one of which is infection. In this article, let’s talk about infection and polycystic kidney disease.

Urinary tract infection and PKD

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common among PKD patients, and are a particular problem for women. These infections should always be taken seriously and fully investigated, because frequent UTIs may worsen kidney function. With UTIs, you may have pain or burning sensation when you urinate, an urgent need to pas often small amounts of urine, fever, chills, and back pain, etc. It can be treated with appropriate antibiotics.

Renal cyst infection and PKD

Cyst infection may complicate ADPKD, a complication that is often difficult to treat and potentially leads to sepsis and death. With renal cyst infection, you may have acute abdominal pain and fever. And it may be the result of an ascending urinary tract infection. The cyst infections are difficult to treat because many antibiotics do not penetrate to the cysts, so it needs a longer course of treatment.

How to prevent infections for PKD patients?

To prevent UTIs, you can drink plenty of water, but check with your doctor in case you are on restricted fluids because of your kidney function. You should avoid fluids that irritate the bladder, such as alcohol and caffeine-containing drinks. And to urinate every two hours during the day.

And the fundamental way is to boost immunity, and then bacteria and viruses can be stopped from invading into body. In kidney disease hospital China, we usually use Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, which is an external application of herbal medicine. This treatment can dilate blood vessels on cyst wall and speed up blood microcirculation so that fluid can be taken away from inside. It can also stop the secretion of lining cells so as to reduce the production of cyst fluid. Under these two functions, renal cysts will shrink. Because Chinese medicine can make whole body harmonious, it can help strengthen immunity to fight against the disease. With the improvement of your condition, infections will be reduced.

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