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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.

Natural Medicines For High Blood Pressure In PKD

2013-05-03 16:21

Natural Medicines For High Blood Pressure In PKDHigh blood pressure is one of the most common and early sign of PKD and it will become worse with continuous increase and enlargement of renal cysts. When PKD progresses into the end stage, nearly all patients will develop high blood pressure.

High blood pressure is one major factor to worsen renal damages for PKD patients. Strict control of high blood pressure below 130/80mmHg can help slow down the decline rate of renal functions, reduce fatality rate and prolong the patient’s life expectancy.

While treating high blood pressure, some commonly prescribed drugs such as ACEI, ARB can cause potential renal damages, therefore more natural medicines are needed for PKD patients. Many Chinese herbal medicines such as chrysanthemum, kudzu root, apocynum tea, ganoderma lucidium, astragalus mongholicus, etc. Chinese medicines can soften the blood vessels, remove toxins and wastes from the blood, promote blood circulation so as to lower the high blood pressure naturally. Ganoderma lucidium can not only lower high blood pressure, but also can lower high blood cholesterol. All the symptoms that accompany high blood pressure such as headache, dizziness, fatigue can all be relieved when high blood pressure is lowered. What is more important, Chinese medicines can help repair damaged renal tissues and promote renal functions so as to help control high blood pressure from the root.

Chinese medicines are all natural and have no injuries or side effects to the patients. Even if they are taken for long time, patients need not to worry about high creatinine, elevated blood potassium levels or any other renal damages caused by these drugs.

Besides proper medicines, adjustment of life styles can help control high blood pressure for PKD patients.

Low salt diets help increase urine output, reduce infections and other complications, control high blood pressure.

Avoid tobacco and alcohol. If you are smoker or drinker, it is highly recommended to get rid of smoking and drinking. This can help reduce harms due to high blood pressure.

Have proper physical exercises and relieve mental burdens. Physical and mental relaxation can help control high blood pressure. PKD patients can have some gentle and mild exercises such as walking which helps control high blood pressure. But PKD patients should avoid strenuous activities, bumps or any abdominal injuries.

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