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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.

Will PKD Cause Kidney Growth

2013-03-17 15:32

You may found your kidneys become larger and larger if you are unfortunately a PKD patients. Kidney growth is an abnormal illness condition and always occurs when PKD develops to advanced stage. Well then, how does PKD cause kidney growth and how to deal with it?

How does PKD cause kidney growth?

In cases of PKD, kidney growth occurs because of increased and enlarged cysts in kidney. PKD is an inherited kidney problem marked by countless cysts in kidney. These cysts are filled with yellow fluid and with the increase of the fluid, cyst enlarges. For Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, these cysts may grow inside or outside the kidney. And when kidney is full of cysts, kidney will enlarge with the increase and enlargement of the cyst. Under such a condition, when you touch your abdomen, you may found there are lots of hard mass.

What is the dangers of kidney growth in PKD?

In Polycystic Kidney Disease, kidney growth means there are lots of large cysts in kidney. For big cysts, they rupture easily and they even get ruptured because of a mild knock on the location of kidney. When cyst growing in the outer part of the kidney rupture, cyst fluid will flow into abdominal cavity and thus cause peritonitis which is very dangerous. Also, the occurrence of rupture of kidney cyst is always accompanied by blood in urine. But please do not worry, blood urine condition can disappear within a week.

How to deal with kidney growth caused by PKD?

Since enlarged and increased cyst is the root cause of kidney growth in PKD, shrinking cyst in kidney means a lot for patients. At present, there are two medical measures to deal with big cysts in kidney: one is surgery and another is Chinese medicine. Surgery remove cyst from the kidney immediately and show quick treatment effects, but it is painful and risky. What is worsen, it can not solve problem from the root. When big cysts are removed, small cysts enlarge quickly, so surgery is not a fundamental method. In this light, compared with surgery, Chinese medicine is more adoptable. Though Chinese medicine needs a longer time to show treatment effects, it can shrink all the kidney cyst at one time. What is more, it causes no side effects. Therefore, for PKD patients with kidney growth, Chinese medicine is more preferable.

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