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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.

What Treatment Are Available for PKD Patients with 50% Renal Function

2018-08-19 08:08

Question: My father has PKD. Both kidneys are functioning at 50%. And both kidneys have about 9.2 cm cysts and both kidneys are 13cm. Dr. said there is bot treatment/cure other than watching his bp& changing diet. What treatments are available in your hospital?

What Treatment Are Available for PKD Patients with 50% Renal FunctionAnswer: From what you said, we can see that your father’s present illness condition is not quite poor, but his cyst is too big and that is dangerous.

PKD is a kind of genetic kidney disease. It has various complications, like back pain, abdominal mass (enlarged kidney), hematuresis, hypertension, cyst infection, in the end stage, patients may have hard breathing, nausea, vomit etc. In addition, many organs will be involved, like liver, pancreas. Patients may also some cardiovascular disease. Moreover, the continuous growth of cysts can oppress kidney, damage kidney function.

Traditional treatment method for PKD

Just as your doctor said, traditional treatment for PKD is to control symptoms and diet. When patients feel very uncomfortable, operation can be done, like laparoscopic renal cyst decorbicatiou and pumping fluid hardening operation. But these operations just aim at the big cysts and leave the small ones alone. Although the elimination of big cysts can ease the pressure on kidney, it also offers space for the small ones which will grow quite fast.

Chinese medicine for PKD

In our hospital, we mainly use Chinese medicine, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy to treat PKD. The main functions of this treatment include two aspects.

One is to reduce the secretion of cysts fluid. The secreting function of epithelial cells of cysts wall is the main cause of cyst enlargement. Some Chinese herbs have the function of inhibiting the activity of epithelial cells of cysts wall. By this, cysts enlargement can be stopped.

On the other hand, this therapy can activate local blood circulation, dilate blood channels and improve the permeability of cysts wall so that the reabsorption of cysts fluid can be increased. As a result, the cysts can be shrunk gradually. But this aspect is based on the first aspect.

After about one week’s treatment, back pain will disappear.

After about half month’s treatment, high blood pressure will come down and be stabilized.

After about one month’s treatment, renal cysts and kidney size will be smaller than now. And renal condition will get improved.

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