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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.

To Walk out of PKD Treatment Misunderstanding and Prevent Uremia

2018-05-02 09:33

Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients do not fully realize the seriousness of the disease when they find the disease in the early stage. They mistakenly think that it can be cured by taking some medicine, which causes many patients to miss the early treatment time. With PKD, the earlier you start treatment, the better the effect.

What are these PKD treatment misunderstanding? How to treat it?

Most of the patients worry about the cysts grow too large and too fast. They think the bigger the renal cysts, the more severe kidney damage, and vise versa. In fact, this thought is incorrect. That is to say, patients often have misconceptions about the development of PKD.

The treatment understanding of PKD: in the treatment of patients, cyst size is often used as the criteria for the treatment effect. This is not correct. Because of the continuous growth of cysts, intrathecal pressure (tension) is the main cause of renal failure. Some polycystic renal cysts are not too large to be seen from the outside of the abdomen, but the renal function has been impaired severely, while for some PKD patients, their abdomens are like pregnant women, but the kidney function is still normal. From this, we can see that reducing the pressure in the cysts is the standard to determine whether cyst treatment is effective.

If you only take oral medicine or injection to treat PKD, the effect will be poor. Because absorption and metabolism of digestive tract, the active ingredients of medicine will be reduced. Due to the oppression of renal cysts, renal blood flow perfusion decreases so that only very little medicine can reach kidneys. And the medicine which goes into cysts from kidneys will be very few. Therefore, it is common to see patients to delay their illness condition.
To Walk out of PKD Treatment Misunderstanding and Prevent Uremia

Will PKD eventually develop into uremia?

Some patients receive treatment timely and pay attention to their lifestyle so that they can protect renal function well. But they still worry about their disease to go into uremia. How does PKD develop? What is its relationship with uremia?

Whether PKD goes into uremia or not depends on whether you can detect the disease timely and take preventatives and treatment. PKD is an inherited kidney disease. With the increase of age, the number and size of cysts increase so as to cause back pain, abdominal mass and renal function damage. If accompanied with kidney stones or UTIs, you may have blood urine, pyurine, fever, kidney patient, etc. A third of patients have hepatic cysts, and complications such as uremia, high blood pressure, myocardial infarction, and intracranial hemorrhage.

The conventional treatment in western medicine for PKD is to do surgeries to drain the renal cysts. After treatment, symptoms can be relieved, but the small kidney cysts will grow up quickly to oppress renal blood vessels and worsen renal ischemia so as to cause acute deterioration of renal function.

The treatment of PKD should focus on increasing the permeability of cyst wall so that fluid inside can be passed out, and then pressure inside cyst will decrease. It should also speed up blood circulation, increase blood flow into kidneys and protect kidney function. Moreover, it should control the growth of small renal cysts and reduce the tension caused by the growth of cysts so as to treat PKD radically and prevent PKD converting to uremia.

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