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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.

How to Slow Down the Progression of PKD Developing Renal Failure

2013-03-19 09:32

Slow Down the Progression of PKD Developing Renal Failure Polycystic Kidney Disease, an inherited kidney disorder, is a progressive condition where patients’ kidney function won’t lose completely in a short time. However, there is no specific therapy to treat this disease thoroughly at present, so to slow down the progression of PKD developing renal failure is the best method to prolong patients’ life expectancy and improve their life quality.

To find out the effective treatment, we must first have an overall understanding of PKD.

PKD is characterized by numerous fluid-filled cysts growing in the kidney. Generally, it is a mild disease and only causes some minor damages in the first several years. However, if uncontrolled effectively in the early stage, renal cysts will become bigger and bigger or even some of them will rupture. If one of these situations occurs, patients’ condition will worsen. The reason is that when some of renal cysts grow too big, they are more likely to oppress their surrounding tissues, while the rupture of a renal cyst can make sac fluid spread to other organs and cause severe complications. In view of this, shrinking renal cysts and preventing the rupture of these cysts is the key to slow down the progression of PKD developing renal failure.

How to shrink renal cyst and prevent their rupture?

Correct medical treatment, companying a healthy lifestyle, is able to achieve these goals. The following is a detailed introduction.

According to the characteristics of Polycystic Kidney Disease, a diet low in salt, high in vitamin, increasing the drinking water, and low in fat is recommended for people with PKD. In addition, moderate exercise is also very necessary, because it can help low high blood pressure, strengthen patients’ bone, and improve their immune system. Walking, jogging, Tai Chi, Qigong, etc, all are suitable for these patients. A healthy lifestyle is an important part of the whole treatment, but it can’t replace the medical treatment.

There are several treatments including surgery, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, oral western medicine, etc, can help treat PKD. Different treatments have a great difference in effect. If you are suffering from this disease, you can tell us so we can help you choose most suitable treatment.

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