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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.

Treatment Options for Polycystic Kidney Disease in Adult

2014-04-20 03:22

Polycystic Kidney Disease can occur in people of different ages, but most often it appears in adult life. This is why our today’s topic is treatment options for Polycystic Kidney Disease in adult. In PKD, many cysts filled by water-like fluid are found primarily in the kidneys, but they can also affect other organs. According to characteristics of PKD, there are mainly several treatment options.

1. Control complications of PKD

Because Polycystic Kidney Disease is a mild and progressive disease, problems commonly don’t develop until the age of 30-50. One common complication is high blood pressure, which has a close link with kidney damage. Therefore, controlling high blood pressure is very important to the whole treatment for polycystic kidney disease. To keep high blood pressure, hypotensive medicines and a healthy lifestyle both are necessary. For hypotensive agents, ACEI and ARB are more suitable for these patients. In addition, a low-salt diet is also recommended for these patients.

2. Surgery

When some of kidney cysts grow too big, they will cause some severe complications. What’s more, if left untreated, big kidney cysts may cause severe kidney damage or even renal failure. Surgery is usually used to remove these big kidney cysts and has a quick and obvious effect of remitting patients’ condition. However, it can do nothing to the small cysts and damaged kidney function.

3. Dialysis or Kidney Transplant

If patients with PKD only have 15% of kidney function or less, they are commonly suggested to begin dialysis or do kidney transplant. Dialysis, a kidney replacing therapy, can maintain patients’ basic life, but long-term dialysis may easily cause some severe healthy problems. Therefore, a lot of patients pin their hope on kidney transplant. A successful kidney transplant indeed can give these patients a brand new life, but the long waiting list and failed kidney transplant nearly break their hope.

4. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, a fundamental treatment, focuses on all renal cysts. With the combination of traditional herbal medicines and advanced medical technologies, this therapy has help many patients with PKD shrink their renal cyst and stop or slow down the progression of their condition. In addition, it has also help some patients get rid of dialysis successfully, but this therapy is a natural treatment so it may need a little longer time than surgery.

There are mainly four treatment options for Polycystic Kidney Disease in adult, but not all of these treatments are suitable for every patient. Therefore, if you are suffering from this disease, you must consult your doctor or us before using any therapy.

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