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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.

Liver Damage from PKD

2013-07-20 09:30

Liver Damage from PKDLiver involvement is one of the most common complications due to Polycystic Kidney Disease. If left untreated, it may lead to liver damage or even liver failure. Correct and prompt treatment can not only control the liver damage from PKD but also slow down the progression of PKD.

Polycystic Kidney Disease can cause liver damage in two ways

One way is to lead to liver cyst. In PKD, fluid-filled cysts primarily develop in kidneys. However, over time, they can also affect other organs such as liver and brain. Cyst growing in liver is called liver cyst. In most cases, patients who have liver cyst can’t find it timely, because it usually won’t cause any symptom unless its size increases to 10cm.

The other way is that waste products and toxins target liver. This condition usually appears in the end stage of Polycystic Kidney Disease. As PKD progresses, more and more fluid-filled cysts, sometimes up to several hundreds, develop to replace kidney functioning tissues gradually. In end stage, a large part or nearly all of kidney functioning cells are damaged, so kidneys lose their ability to purify blood, resulting in waste products and toxins depositing in the blood. Then, these harmful substances will attack different organs including liver via blood circulation.

How to treat liver damage from PKD?

Now, we have known the root cause of liver damage due to PKD. Then, what we should do is to find the effective treatment.

At present, no specific treatment can prevent PKD cyst from spreading to liver, but we indeed have methods to keep liver cyst in small size. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is just such an effective treatment option. Through prompting the reabsorption of sac fluid and inhibiting the secretion of sac fluid, this natural therapy can drain liver cyst successfully.

If your liver damage is due to build up of waste products such as creatinine and blood urea nitrogen, the key of the whole treatment is to purify the blood. In this condition, Blood Pollution Therapy must be your case. It combines different methods of blood purification technologies, such as plasma exchange, hemofiltration, hemoperfusion and CRRT, and medicines, in order to eliminate these harmful substances both in the blood vessels and adhering to the vascular walls completely.


Liver damage is one common complication of PKD. Even though it hasn’t cause any symptom, don’t put it on one side. This is because it will lead to more severe problems if left controlled. Don’t hesitate to consult the online doctor, if you have any question.

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