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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.

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Diabetes

2014-08-17 03:03

Polycystic Kidney Disease and DiabetesPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and diabetes? Is there any links between these two disease?

Kidney disease and diabetes

It’s well known that there is a relationship between kidney disease and diabetes, but usually that connection is thought of as a causal one. That is, people with a diabetes are at higher risk of developing kidney disease because high glucose levels and high blood pressure can damage the kidneys.

Polycystic Kidney Disease and diabetes

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is somewhat different from other types of kidney disease in that it is caused by genetic factors. These lead to the growth of cysts in the kidneys, gradually reducing kidney function.

As mentioned above, with the progression of diabetes, it will also cause kidney damage. At this time, patients may experience proteinuria, high blood pressure, and muscle cramps. These kidney damages will also seep up the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Management of Polycystic Kidney Disease and diabetes

Polycystic Kidney Disease

At the early stage, medicines may be prescribed to relieve some symptoms like back pain, flank pain, abdominal pain or infection. When the cyst grows to a large size, surgery can be taken to drain or remove the cyst. However, medication and surgery can help you get rid of the discomforts temporarily. You may as well take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy that based on Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) which are more natural and effective for treating kidney disease.

Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin, exercise, and a diabetic diet. Type 2 diabetes is treated first with weight reduction, a diabetic diet, and exercise. When these measures fail to control the elevated blood sugars, oral medications are used. If oral medications are still insufficient, treatment with insulin is considered.

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