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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.

How to prevent PKD Developing into Kidney Failure

2013-12-18 17:40

With the progression of the disease, PKD(polycystic kidney disease) will finally develop into kidney failure. The disease will be difficult to manage if it turns in kidney failure. Then how prevent PKD developing into kidney failure?

The common symptoms of PKD.

Some patients will experience backache, blood urine and high blood pressure. If the cysts rupture, there will be cysts infection, urinary tract infection, nausea and vomiting. Patients with PKD are painful.

How to prevent kidney failure?

Prevent complications. High blood pressure, urinary tract infection and cysts rupture are the common complications of PKD and they are also the leading factor of kidney damage. Patients should take regular examination to prevent these symptom. Blood urine and back pain may indicate cysts rupture. Taking a treatment in time can help rescue the disease.

To detect the disease as early as possible. PKD is a genetic disease, so if there are PKD patients in your family, you have more possibility than other to get attacked by PKD. Normally the symptoms begin to occur when patients are 25-35 years old, but the symptoms can occur when kidney failure happens. So to those who have family history, early detect is necessary. The serum creatinine and urea nitrogen can reflects the degree of kidney damage and the stages of the illness. So you can do blood tests regular to prevent more damage.

Home care. PKD patients should follow a scientific diet to control the disease. Limiting the protein intake properly and taking more vegetables and fruits. Patients should keep a good mood and set up confidence to overcome the disease. This helps a lot in slow down the progression of the disease.

Chinese herbal treatment. The Chinese herbs have a remarkable effect on PKD, especially on those in early and middle stage. The illness can be well controlled. For what kind of herbs, you can contact the online doctor who are specialized in Chinese herbs.

To prevent kidney failure, PKD patients must pay attention to the above items. You can send an email to for more information about about PKD.

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