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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.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment Options

2014-07-29 03:59

Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment OptionsPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder which is characterized by multiple cysts on the kidneys. Since this kidney disease is a genetic disorder that it cannot be treatmentd. However, if you are treated with timely and reasonable treatment, people can prolong their lifespan to a large extent. Some of them can live with Polycystic Kidney Disease the whole life without causing Kidney Failure. Now, let’s see several treatment options for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

1. Medicines

Medical treatment aims at relieving symptoms. What kind of medicines will you possibly take? It depends on what symptoms or complications you are suffering from.

- Pain: For PKD patients, the most common symptom is pain which may appear in the back, side or abdomen. In that case, painkillers may be prescribed by the doctor.

- Infection: Infection can occur in renal parenchyma or inside the cyst. Sometimes, the urinary tract will be affected. Treatment always involves antibiotics.

- High blood pressure: ACEIs (Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors) and ARBs (Angiotensin Receptor Blockers) are the most commonly used medicines.

2. Surgery: When the cyst grows too large, surgery will be taken to drain the cyst fluid so as to shrink or remove the big cyst. Cyst Decortication and Aspiration are usually performed.

3. Dialysis or kidney transplant: This kind of treatment is taken for Kidney Failure patients with PKD. Whether you should take dialysis or kidney transplant depends on your GFR (glomerullar filtration rate), creatinine level and kidney function.

4. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: This therapy has overcome the disadvantages of dialysis, because it treat PKD from the root, namely, improve the kidney function.

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