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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.

Can I Take Antibiotics for Kidney Infection When I Have PKD

2015-07-05 08:54

Can I Take Antibiotics for Kidney Infection When I Have PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) causes innumerable cysts on bilateral kidneys. Can I take antibiotic for kidney infection when I have PKD?

How does PKD cause kidney infection?

Kidney infection, belonging to Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), is a common complication of Polycystic Kidney Disease.

The enlarged kidneys start to press nearby organs, including the kidney itself. Therefore, urine flow are obstructed inside the kidneys, failing to passing to bladders. Even a small urine flow delay can cause deposition of bacteria in the urinary tract.

Can PKD patients take antibiotics for kidney infection?

Antibiotics is usually the first step to treat kidney infection. This medicines is helpful for controlling certain symptoms in kidney infection such as sharp back pain, fever, chills, painful urination or frequent and urgent urination.

However, you should consult your doctor about the dosage of antibiotics in case of some side effects.

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What other natural medicines are good for kidney infection?

As analyzed above, you can see the root cause of kidney infection in Polycystic Kidney Disease is the kidney cyst enlargement. In that case, I recommend you to take traditional Chinese herbs. They can shrink kidney cyst but also protect renal function. There are several therapies can be taken for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. They are:

-Maikang composition. It is one bottle of liquid medicine taken by patients each day. It is to promote Qi and unlock meridians so as to increase blood circulation. Then, kidney cyst fluid can be reabsorbed into blood vessels and discharge by kidneys as urine.

-Hot Compress Therapy. It is an external application used on bilateral Shenshu acupoints. The effective ingredients can expand blood vessels, fight against inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes. Therefore, they can inhibit cyst epithelial cells from secreting fluid any more, thus preventing cyst growth. Then, urine flow can pass into bladder smoothly.

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