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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.

Holistic Approach for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2013-04-19 15:34

Holistic Approach for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseHolistic approach, compared with conventional treatments, focuses on the patient’s whole being-his physical, emotional and mental wellness rather than only treating the disease. Recently, some patients with PKD begin to pay attention to holistic approach for Polycystic Kidney Disease. How does this treatment work?

Spiritual support

Because Polycystic Kidney Disease is an inherited disorder, patients’ other family members may also have this disease. It is more likely to make patients stress or depression to know no specific treatment at present can treatment their disease or see their loved parents or other relatives experiencing this disease for many years. Therefore, the family support and concerns can make them fight against their condition with big confidence. In addition, Tai Chi, acupuncture, medicated bath and Qigong can also help relieve their stress.

Arrange a scientific diet

A right diet can help assist the holistic approach for Polycystic Kidney Disease, and, on the contrary, a wrong diet may destroy the whole treatment. According to researches, coffee, cocoa, alcohol, etc, can stimulate the activity of cystic protein and increase the growing rate of kidney cysts, while many other foods such as cranberry juice and celery are good for people with PKD. Making a diet plan suitable for yourself is very important to improve your overall health.

Choose natural medicines

No matter what type of kidney disease you have, choosing medicines that can both control your condition and do benefit for your kidney is the key to the whole treatment. Generally, herbal medicines, compared with western medicines, all comes from natural herbs such as plant root, flowers, leafs and stems. With 5000 years of history, some herbal medicines are proven to indeed have a treatment effect of shrinking fluid-filled cysts and protecting their kidney function.

However, the last thing we need to note is that not all medicines are suitable for every patient. If you are looking for holistic approach for Polycystic Kidney Disease, you are recommended to firstly learn more about the above methods from the kidney experts.

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