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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.

Care and Precaution that PKD Patients Can Follow

2015-07-22 10:58

Care and Precaution that PKD Patients Can FollowPKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is a genetic disorder causing numerable cysts on bilateral kidneys. This article is about care and precautions that PKD patients can follow. Hope it is helpful for you. Any questions, please email to us at pkdclinic888@hotmail.com or leave a message below.

● Dietary control

It is recommended that Polycystic Kidney Disease patients stay away from spicy foods and alcohol. If the enlarged kidney cyst cause renal function damage, patients also need to reduce sodium and protein intake, to reduce burden on kidneys and protect kidney function.

While there are also some recommended foods like cabbage, cucumber, red bell peppers, lettuce, cranberry, cherries and red grapes.

● Avoid strenuous activities

When kidney cysts grow very big (more than 3 cm), they have the risk of rupture. If patient’s body is under outside pressure such as strong activities and bending action, the big cysts are more likely to burst.

● Home remedies

On one hand, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients can take cranberry juice, cherry juice and apple cider vinegar or just plenty of water. This is helpful for preventing urinary tract infection which is a common complication of Polycystic Kidney Disease.

● Herbal medicine

About half Polycystic Kidney Disease patients develop Kidney Failure. To prevent that occurrence, you are suggested to take herbal medicines. They can shrink kidney cyst from the root. The effective ingredients can inhibit the epithelial cells from secreting fluid any more, thus preventing cyst growth. In addition, traditional Chinese herbal medicines can increase blood circulation so that fluid can be reabsorbed into blood vessels, and then discharged by kidneys as urine.

As long as kidney cysts shrink, the pressure on renal tissues reduces. Therefore, kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to function well.

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