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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.

Home Remedies To Prevent Infections For PKD

2013-05-05 16:25

Home Remedies To Prevent Infections For PKDInfections in the renal cysts, kidneys and urinary tract are very common among PKD patients. For women patients, frequent urinary tract infections are especially common.

Infections can cause back pain, renal colic, blood in urine, fever or even renal dysfunction. For end stage PKD patients, infections are the second leading cause of death following cardiovascular complications. For those that have done kidney transplant, infection is the main complication. Here we will talk about the home remedies for preventing and treating infections for PKD patients.

Antibiotics are commonly used to treat frequent infections for PKD patients, but long term intake of prescribed antibiotics can cause potential damages to the kidney functions and some patients can develop drug resistance to these antibiotics. Here are some natural home remedies including herbal medicines and diet adjustments.

Natural herbal medicines

Many natural herbs can help cleanse the urinary tract and kidneys so as to remove bacteria, viruses as well as metabolic wastes and toxins from the blood and kidneys. These herbs include cranberry, celery, parsley, hydrangea, bearberry, etc. Bearberry has germicidal properties, cranberry has antibiotic properties, celery and parsley are natural diuretics and can help lower uric acid levels in the blood. What is more, all these natural herbs are harmless to the body even if they are taken for long time. It is good for you to have these herbs even if you have no infections, it can help lower the incidence of infections.

Diet adjustments

It is recommended that PKD patients should have more fluid intake Having more fluid intake can help prevent and treat infections by increasing urine output and the excretion of bacteria, viruses, wastes and toxins from the kidneys and urinary tract.

Low-salt diet is recommended because it can help reduce infections and stone formation.

An alkaline diet is good for preventing and treating infections. Most vegetables and fruits are alkaline foods. Having more fresh vegetables and fruits is good for PKD patients.

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