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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.

Treatment for ADPKD Patients to Prevent Calculi Formation

2014-11-25 15:27

Treatment for ADPKD Patients to Prevent Calculi FormationKidney stone or renal calculi is a common complication in ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease). Without treatment, kidney stone can lead to many symptoms. Therefore, treatment for preventing calculi formation is very important.

Here is a general guidance for PKD patients with kidney stone. As for you own condition, you may need to make some changes. You can consult our doctors online or email to, enclosing your test report, and we can give you some suggestions.

1. Take plenty of water, and avoid suppressing urine. Water is the most natural cleaner of your body. Keep your body hydrated is very necessary. Health care providers recommend that a person drink 2 to 3 liters of fluid a day. People with cystine stones may need to drink even more.

2. Fresh juices. Even though water is best, other fluid may also help prevent calculi formation, such as cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, watermelon juice, apple juice, etc.

3. Reduce sodium. Sodium often from salt, causes the kidneys to excrete calcium into the urine. High concentration of calcium in the urine combine with oxalate and phosphorous to form stones. Reducing sodium intake is preferred to reducing calcium intake. In general, the recommended dietary allowance is no more than 3-5g.

4. Reduce animal protein, such as meat, eggs and fish

5. Get enough calcium from food or take calcium supplements with food

6. Avoid foods high in oxalate, such as spinach, rhubarb, nuts, and wheat bran.

The above are some precautions for preventing renal calculi formation. You should know that these measures just play a auxiliary role but cannot solve the underlying problem.

Best treatment for ADPKD

The target of treatment should be shrinking kidney cysts as well as enhancing kidney function. In that case, you may as well try Hot Compress Therapy, which is an external application on Shenshu area. Based on traditional Chinese herbs, it is very natural and effective for treating Polycystic Kidney Disease so as to prevent kidney stone.

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