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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.

How Is PKD Treated by Chinese Medicines

2013-04-17 14:31

We know Chinese medicine is a preferable treatment option for PKD patients. However, seldom of us know how PKD is treated by Chinese medicines. PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is a genetic kidney disorder characterized by countless fluid collection in kidney. These fluid collection is clinically called cyst which enlarged over time and oppress surrounding kidney tissues. Chinese medicines not only shrink kidney cysts effectively, but also show obvious treatment effects in improving kidney function. Now, let’s have a look about how PKD is treated by Chinese medicines.

In general, Chinese medicines treat PKD by:

1. Reduce cystic fluid in cyst

For PKD, cysts enlarge because of increased cystic fluids, so when fluid inside the cyst is reduced, kidney cyst becomes smaller. Chinese medicines have function to extend blood vessels, which can help to lower blood pressure. As known to all fluid flow toward the side with lower pressure, so when pressure outside the cyst is lower than that inside the cyst, cystic fluids ooze out and kidney cysts get shrunk. Also, active ingredients in Chinese medicines increase permeability of cystic wall, which is also helpful for fluid to ooze out.

2. Repair damaged kidney intrinsic cells

Kidney function keeps decreasing as more and more kidney intrinsic cells are oppressed and fail to work properly. Chinese medicines are natural herbs and contain various effective ingredients which can stimulate these injured cells. Similar with our other cells, our kidney intrinsic cells also have self-repairing ability; however, when the damage is beyond their self-repairing ability, they become necrotic and lose their working ability. For these dead kidney cells, they can not be revived, but for these injured kidney cells, they can be repaired by activating them and increasing their self-curative ability.

3. Improve blood circulation

Kidneys are responsible for filtering blood; however, enlarged kidney cysts in PKD oppress surrounding kidney tissues and make them unable in functioning. Consequently, kidneys fail to filter blood timely and also injured kidney cells can not get enough nutritions from blood. By performing functions, Chinese medicines help to improve blood circulation, which enable much more blood flow into kidney and meanwhile, injured kidney intrinsic cells get necessary nutrition from blood.

4. Offer nutrition and necessary substances for kidney

Chinese medicines not only have medical treatment effects, but als contain lots of nutrition which is helpful for injured kidney tissues to recover. Therefore, for PKD patients, their kidney function can be improved effectively with Chinese medicines.

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