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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.

Polycystic Kidney Disease with Cysts Varying from 2 to 5cm

2013-07-12 12:01

Polycystic Kidney Disease with Cysts Varying from 2 to 5cmWhen patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease are beyond age 20, numerous cysts, sometimes up to several hundreds, become bigger and bigger. With PKD cysts varying from 2 to 5cm, patients are more likely to have hypertension, chronic kidney pain, infection, blood urine, and some other symptoms. In this condition, some remedies are needed.

1. Eating scientifically

To make a kidney good diet for PKD patients, the general requirements are low salt, high vitamins especially vitamin B3 and low protein. However, since some foods can inhibit the growth of kidney cysts but some other foods have the opposite effect, getting an overview of these foods are quite essential.

Foods to suggest

One kind of suggested foods can help slow down cyst growth such as celery, parsley, hydrangea, etc. Another kind of foods are good for improving kidney function. Here, we recommend berries, red bell pepper and cabbage.

Foods to avoid

For people who have Polycystic Kidney Disease, foods high in oxalic acid, alcohol and caffeine are something they need to avoid.

2. Keep kidney condition from worsening

Well control of high blood pressure, chronic infection and blood urine is a vital step to help preserve kidney function. If you have PKD with one or more symptoms, consult the doctor timely to control them with diet modifications and some medications.

3. Drain the sac fluid actively

At present, there are two options that PKD patients can choose to shrink their cysts: surgery and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. Surgery is used to treat large and systemic cysts, and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy aims to dealing with all kidney cysts simultaneously without side effects. Select a better treatment with doctor’s guidance.

With a healthy diet, well control of complications and correct treatment, 5cm or larger kidney cysts can reduce successfully. Each part is very important. Any confusion, feel free to leave a message to us.

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