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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 delay the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-09-02 16:38

How to delay the progression of Polycystic Kidney DiseaseAs an inherited disease, the cysts of patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) will increase with age. Up to now, there is no treatment for this disease, but the following suggestions will be useful in treating this disorder.

Early prevention

Study shows that the probability of having this disease between men and women are equal. Patients with this disorder usually present symptoms in their 25s-35s. It is significant for patients with this disorder to take early preventions as soon as possible. At present, the common tests for this disorder are B ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, etc. Usually, indexes like serum creatinine, urea nitrogen can used to measure the degree of kidney damage and the progression of illness condition.


High blood pressure, urinary tract infection and rupture of cysts are not only common complications of PKD but also inducing factors that aggravate kidney damage. If there are constant hematuria, severe back pain, it may be the result of infections.

Control blood pressure

The majority patients with this disease will experience hypertension before their kidneys are damaged. High blood pressure will not only accelerate kidney damage but also cause cardiovascular injuries. In serious condition, stroke and other serious complications will occur.


Constant growing of cysts can elevate the inner pressure of cysts. At this time, any traumas, such as sprain, bruising are probably lead to the rupture or bleeding of cysts.

Avoid strenuous exercises

Strenuous exercises will affect the patient’s thinking and commanding function. Accumulated toxins caused by physical labor in the body will aggravate kidney damage in a degree.

Through the explanation of the above contents, we believe that you have formed a basic understanding about Polycystic Kidney Disease. Except for the above suggestions, patients should keep a positive attitude towards life. If you still have any other doubts about the detailed items, you can email

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