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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.

PKD with High Blood Pressure: How to Avoid Kidney Failure

2013-12-23 17:48

It is estimated that about half of PKD patients will experience high blood pressure. Those who with high blood pressure are more likely to progress into kidney failure. To avoid kidney failure is the important issue for PKD patients with hypertension.

Why there will be high blood pressure in PKD?

With the increase of the cysts both in size and number, they will cause pressure to the surrounding tissues. If they oppress the blood vessels, high blood pressure will occur. With PKD, the renin, which functions to contract the blood vessels, will increase and lead to high blood pressure. The cysts grow faster in patients with high blood pressure than those who do not be attacked by high blood pressure.

How to avoid kidney failure?

Firstly, to well control the blood pressure is of great importance. You can take some anti-hypertensive drugs under your doctor’s direction. Diet is also a necessary part to prevent more damage. You are suggested to eat a low-salt diet lest increasing the blood pressure. Besides, low-protein food is recommended to prevent further kidney damage.

Secondly, to control the progression of the cysts and shrink the cysts is the basic method. At present, there is not very effective treatment for PKD. The most commonly used method in the west is to have an operation. When the illness enters renal failure, dialysis or kidney transplantation is offered.

However, in recent years, the Chinese treatments attacks much attention, especially the Hot Compress therapy. It takes advantage of the traditional Chinese medicine and the advanced technology. An osmosis device is used to permeate the herbs into the kidney lesion. The herbs can effectively control the growth of the cysts by preventing the secretion of the cystic fluids. Besides, the herbs can increase the permeability of the cystic walls and draw out the fluids in the cysts. Thus the cysts will be shrunk.

With Chinese medicine, high blood pressure and the cysts can be well controlled and kidney failure can be avoided. If you want to know more information about PKD, you can consult the online doctor or you can leave a message below, the kidney doctor will reply to you as soon as possible!

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