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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.

Will Tolvaptan Help Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2015-04-15 08:22

Will Tolvaptan Help Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder causing numerable cysts on the kidneys. The goal of treatment for this kidney disease is o shrink kidney cyst. Will tolvaptan help Polycystic Kidney Disease?

What is tolvaptan?

This medicine will increase the blood pressure to raise sodium levels in the blood. Then, extra fluid can be excreted with urine. The CAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate) in the kidney cysts cells builds up, stimulating the secretion of cystic fluid. Therefore, kidney cyst keeps on growing. Tolvaptan can inhibit the formation and accumulation of cAMP. It shows good effect in researches on animals.

Possible side effects include thirsty, dizziness, nausea and low blood pressure, etc.


Long term use of over-the-medicines will cause further kidney damage. Therefore, patients should take medicines under the doctor’s supervision. In addition, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients also need to maintain a kidney-friendly diet in order to prevent from some interactions.

Natural treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. Traditional Chinese herbs are micronized and put into two bags that will be soaked with fluid. Patients lie on the bed, with medical bags under the Shenshu acupoints. With osmotic device, the properties of medicines can permeate into kidney lesions directly. This therapy cannot only shrink kidney cyst but also can protect kidney function.

-Medicated Bath. It is another mainly used external application in our hospital, Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital. The medical fluid stimulate the acupoints on the skin, increasing the whole blood circulation. Therefore, waste including cystic fluid can be gradually excreted. Kidneys can also get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged tissues. Enhanced kidney function can prevent kidney cyst from growing big again.

To sum up, traditional Chinese herbs can treat Polycystic Kidney Disease from the root, and more safe than over-the-counter medicines. I hope more and more patients can benefit from these natural treatments. Any questions, you can email to or leave a message below.

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