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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.

What Are the First Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-06-09 10:13

What Are the First Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney DiseaseAs more and more people are diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, individuals especially the one whose relative is experiencing PKD must want to find out some clues about this kidney disorder. Then, knowing the first symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease is helpful.

What are the initial symptoms of PKD

With ADPKD, symptoms usually don’t appear until the age of 30-40, in which too many kidney cysts have developed in the kidney. The first noticeable signs may include:

● High blood pressure

● Severe headache or migraine

● Blood in urine

● Swollen abdomen

● Back pain

● Frequent urinary tract infections

All of the above symptoms are associated closely with enlarged cyst in PKD. If you have one or more the above symptoms, consulting a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis is very necessary. Once you are diagnosed with PKD, trying to slow down the progression of your condition is the best way to avoid further kidney damage, dialysis and kidney transplant, at present.

How to prevent your PKD from aggravating?

Arrange a scientific diet: No matter what kidney disease you have, your diet plan does play an important role in your whole treatment. With PKD, cranberry, celery, pure water, dandelion root tea, etc, all are helpful, but because patients’ condition changes from case to case, your diet plan should be based on your specific condition. (If you want a well planned diet which is suitable for you, you can send email to my email

Control your symptoms timely: Whatever symptoms you have, prompt management is very necessary because it can not only ease your sufferings but also help slow down the progression of PKD developing kidney failure. For example, taking anti-hypertensive agents such as ACEI and ARBs to lower your high blood pressure.

Shrink your kidney cysts: Since both your first symptoms and your kidney damage are attributed to enlarged kidney cysts, drying them up is the most efficient remedy to keep your kidney healthy. Try to get some natural therapies to shrink your cysts in the early stage.

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