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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.

Symptoms and Treatment for PKD in Elderly Adults

2013-07-27 10:01

Symptoms and Treatment for PKD in Elderly AdultsPolycystic Kidney Disease progresses slowly, so some patients don’t find it until they are elderly, where kidney functioning tissues may be damaged severely. Well, what symptoms can help warn elderly adults of the onset of PKD? Is there a painless and natural treatment for PKD in elderly adults?

Symptoms of PKD in elderly adults

PKD is inherited and progresses slowly. Generally, patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease can not notice anything unusual in the first several decades, because all PKD cysts are still in the capacity of kidneys. However, as sac-fluid cysts grow, high blood pressure, severe lower back or side pain, swollen abdomen, blood urine, frequent kidney infection and proteinuria are more likely to occur one by one.

If the elderly person has one or more clues that he/she has PKD, a physical examination is needed quickly. An accurate diagnosis can help determine an effective treatment.

How to treat Polycystic Kidney Disease in elderly adults?

Since the genes decide the onset and formation of PKD cysts, this disease can’t be treatmentd radically at present even with a kidney transplant. For elderly people with PKD, the best treatment should be the one that can shrink their cysts and improve their life span without any pain and risk. Following three managements, these patients can find a great difference about their life.

1. Keep kidney condition from worsening: High blood pressure and kidney infection are two common complications of PKD, and they, in turn, can cause further kidney damage or even life-threatening issues. Therefore, well control of complications due to PKD is an important part of the whole treatment.

2. Arrange a healthy diet: Generally, foods suggested for PKD patients are that at least don’t increase the burden on kidneys. Foods that can help ease symptoms, shrink kidney cysts or improve kidney function are better. For example, cranberry juice is something that PKD patients can drink regularly.

3. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: Traditional Chinese medicine is proven to have an outstanding and great superiority in shrinking PKD cysts but needs a little long time. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is an innovation of TCM that can shorten the treatment time largely. This is why more and more PKD patients especially the elder prefers to accept this therapy.


Correct medicated therapy with a healthy diet plan can help protect kidney condition from damaging or worsening. As long as kidney function keeps in a high level, the elderly adults can liver as normal as the general population. Never miss the best treatment time, otherwise, dialysis or kidney transplant will be your only solution.

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