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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 Relieve Pain in the Ribs in Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-09-09 16:53

How to Relieve Pain in the Ribs in Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease(PKD), is an inherited disease. Patients with this disorder can live without symptoms for years in early stage. As the disease progresses, symptoms will occur. And pain in the ribs is one of the symptoms for PKD patients, then how does it occur? And what treatments should patients take to relieve this symptom?

How does pain in the ribs occur?

Pain in the ribs is a common symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease. In early stage, the cysts are small and sufferers rarely present symptoms. However, the cysts can increase with age, when it grows too big, some symptoms will occur including pain in the ribs. In some cases, the pain can be sharp pain or dull pain.

What treatments should patients take to relive pain in the ribs?

Generally, the causes of pain in the ribs are related to rupture of kidney cysts, kidney stones and urinary tract infections and so on. Therefore, the treatments are as follows:

Avoid overwork

Overwork can aggravate the patients’ illness condition to a large extent. So patients should try to balance work and rest as much as possible.


They can help patients relieve the pain to some extent, but they are not always the best choices.

Chinese herbal medicine

At our PKD clinic, we recommend patients with Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, it can shrink cysts for sufferers of this disease effectively. For more detailed information, you can click here “Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy”. In addition, Medicated Bath and acupuncture are also helpful in shrinking cysts.

In a word, pain in the ribs should be treated in early stage so as to avoid aggravation of disease. If you still have any doubts about Polycystic Kidney Disease, feel free to leave us a message below or email Good luck!

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