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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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.

Be Alert: Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease and Diabetes

2013-08-14 09:55

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and Diabetes don’ t have any internal connection but indeed coexist in the same patient. Both of these two diseases can cause damage to kidneys and other organs, so an effective treatment is needed urgently.

In PKD, numerous fluid-filled cysts developing in the kidney that replaces kidney functioning tissues gradually. Diabetes is a condition which may develop to Diabetic Nephropathy, if uncontrolled well in long term.

How to deal with PKD and Diabetes simultaneously?

First of all, a scientific diet is essential, because it plays an important role in keeping diabetes in control and slowing the progress of Polycystic Kidney Disease. If you are diagnosed with these two diseases, you may find your diet should be quit restricted. The intake amount of salt, protein, sugar, or even potassium and phosphorus should be determined according to your condition. (If you don’t know how much any of the above substance you should eat, you can tell me your blood sugar level and your symptoms by sending email to, and I am glad to give you the answer.)

Secondly, develop a healthy lifestyle. Overwork, drinking too much or smoking may damage your organs such as liver or lung easily, resulting in worsening your kidney condition. Therefore, try to quite these unhealthy lifestyle. On the contrary, moderate exercise is a good and easy way to help lower high blood sugar and prevent PKD symptoms like high blood pressure and urinary tract infections. Do some gentle exercise in the morning.

Thirdly, take some medical therapies. Herbal medicines show an outstanding effect on protecting kidney function and regulate glycometabolism, in order to stop the progression of your condition. Therefore, they are worth a try.

However, if your kidney disease has developed into end stage, you may need to begin dialysis as soon as possible. This is because Diabetic Nephropathy, compared with other forms of kidney diseases, can cause damage to other organs earlier, more and more severe. For example, cardiovascular complications, retinopathy, neuropathy, etc. Prompt dialysis treatment can help reduce these damages largely. Try to make an effective and scientific treatment for yourself.

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