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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.

How to Manage Tickle in Throat for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-07-26 10:03

How to Manage Tickle in Throat for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseQuite a number of PKD patients complain of throat problem. Sometimes, tickle in throat is so horrible that these patients indicate they can’t take it any more. How to manage tickle in throat for Polycystic Kidney Disease?


Throat tickle or itching indeed affects many PKD patients’ life quality, as it may cause these people to cough, gag or sometimes vomit. If you are suffering from this problem, try to find out a systemic and effective treatment, since tickle in throat may reveal some underlying causes that are listed below.

● Anemia: Renal anemia is associated closely with kidney function. As kidneys that are in charge of secreting EPO are damaged by large PKD cysts, renal anemia occurs along with, thus causing throat problems.

● Long-term constipation: Constipation in long term is another cause for chronic pharyngitis, for which throat tickle is one clinical manifestation.

● Hepatic pathological changes: Liver cyst is one common complication of PKD. As cyst in liver grows, it will cause damage to liver, resulting in throat problem.

Besides, infections and unhealthy lifestyles such as excessive drinking and smoking may also be the cause of throat tickle or itching.


Since PKD patients’ throat problem occurs as a consequence of the above conditions, the managements should be made based on these aspects. Next, kidney experts at PKD Clinic give out their suggestions.

● Foods to avoid: To ease your horrible tickle in throat, you are suggested to avoid spicy foods and greasy food, in order to keep your bowels open.

● Enough fluid intake: If you still have enough urine, pure water, cranberry juice and carrot juice are good choices for you.

● Have a good rest: You need to have more rest on bed, if your throat problem is due to chronic pharyngitis.

● Use some medications: If necessary, some medications like tabellae iodi gurgitis and Liu Shen Wan may be needed. Remember to consult the doctor before taking any medicine.

● Shrink your PKD cyst: Since kidney damage due to enlarge cyst is a big risk for many problems as well as throat itching, shrinking PKD cysts is a must to improve your overall health. Herbal medicines such as lalang grass rhizome and ground beetle are worth a try.


Proper medical treatments with a scientific diet and a healthy lifestyle can help you get rid of tickle in throat radically. If you want to know more about diet and natural treatment to ease throat problem or shrink PKD cysts, you can leave a message or send email to for kidney experts at PKD Clinic and they will give you the answer as soon as possible.

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