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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.

Herbs to Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-05-01 16:43

herbs to treat Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease which can be shortened as PKD is a genetic illness condition and always cause lots of fluid collection in kidney. Polycystic Kidney Disease usually involves two kidneys and can cause lots of health tissues like urinary tract infection and kidney stone. In our daily life, many common herbs can be applied to help deal with problems related with Polycystic Kidney Disease. The following is the introduction about the common herbs that are good for PKD patients and hope it is helpful for all of you.

1. Uva ursi

Uva ursi is also called bearberry or rockberry. It is an herb that can help to treat urinary tract infection which is a dominant complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease. With improper treatment, urinary tract infection may spread to the kidney, leading to worsening of illness condition. Uva ursi helps to avoid this condition by treating urinary tract infection. Besides, uva ursi also acts as a diuretic which is effective in controlling blood pressure and swelling symptom for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients.

2. Dandelion

We know kidneys are responsible for discharging wastes and when kidney function is impaired by PKD, wastes pile up. Dandelion is a common herb that is full of nutrients and medicinal properties and it works for Polycystic Kideny Disease patients by promoting the excretion of wastes from kidney.

3. Lei Gong Teng

Lei Gong Teng is a traditional Chinese medicines and is reported to has the potential to stop cysts formation in kidney. Therefore, herb of Lei Going Teng holds a great promise for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease. However, as Lei Gong Teng is highly toxic and large consumption could cause damage to liver, PKD patients need to take this herb under the direction of their doctors.

4. Garlic

We all know garlic is a flavorful spice used in many dishes, but seldom of us know it is an herb that has been used medicinally for many years. According to clinical studies, garlic has antibacterial properties and has also been shown to help lower high blood pressure. For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, some of them may suffer from elevated blood pressure when illness condition develops to advanced stage. And a tight control of blood pressure will help to slow down illness progression, which means much for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients.

Different herbs show different effects in treating Polycystic Kidney Disease. Although they are helpful, they can cause unexpected problems if used improperly. Therefore, it is necessary for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients to use these herbs under the direction of their doctors.

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