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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.

Current Treatments For Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-04-20 03:21

Polycystic kidney disease is congenital renal disorder due to gene mutation and at present there is no treatment for it. But early and effective treatments can help alleviate symptoms, control complications so as to slow down illness progression and delay entering into end stage renal failure.

Treatment for hematuria (blood in urine): there are several causes of blood in urine including infection, kidney stone, cyst rupture, etc. In case of hematuria, patients should stop work and have good rest. The first step is to find out the exact cause and give proper treatments accordingly. If the hematuria is too serious to be controlled, the embolization of renal artery can help.

Treatment for high blood pressure: high blood pressure is common symptom in PKD patients and it can worsen renal damages and increase the risk of other complications. ACEI and ARB drugs or the combination of several high blood pressure medicines often be used to treat high blood pressure in PKD.

Surgeries for Polycystic kidney disease(PKD) include cyst puncture and laparoscopic decortication. The biggest advantage of surgical removal is quick and obvious curative effects. But the recurrent rate is high because the root problem is not solved. What is more, in the latter stage of Polycystic kidney disease(PKD), both kidneys are filled with numerous renal cysts which make the surgery not very suitable.

Chinese Medicines. Chinese medicines are always developing and there has been an innovation of traditional Chinese medicines called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It has been used in clinic to treat renal cysts in Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD). It can shrink all the cysts in the kidneys little by little without causing side effects or injuries to the kidneys because it is an external therapy. Besides, active ingredients in Micro-Chinese Medicines can inactivate the epithelial cells in the cyst wall so as to block further secretion of more cyst fluid and prevent the cysts from growing and prevent the formation of new renal cysts.

If PKD patients do not receive timely treatment,There are many information about treatment for polycystic kidney disease, it will slowly progress into end stage renal failure. Dialysis and kidney transplant can help sustain the patient’s life.

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