Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. The kidneys are two organs, each about the size of a fist, located in the upper part of a person’s abdomen, toward the back. The kidneys filter wastes and extra fluid from the blood to form urine. They also regulate amounts of certain vital substances in the body. When cysts form in the kidneys, they are filled with fluid. PKD cysts can profoundly enlarge the kidneys while replacing much of the normal structure, resulting in reduced kidney function and leading to kidney failure.
Treating polycystic kidney disease involves dealing with the following signs, symptoms and complications:
High blood pressure.
Controlling high blood pressure may delay the progression of the disease and slow further kidney damage. Combining a low-sodium, low-fat diet that’s moderate in protein and calorie content with not smoking, increasing exercise and reducing stress may help control high blood pressure.
However, medications are usually needed to control high blood pressure. Medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may be used to control high blood pressure in people with polycystic kidney disease, though more than one drug may be necessary for good blood pressure control.
Chronic pain, usually located in your back or your side, is a common symptom of polycystic kidney disease. Often, the pain is mild and you can control it with over-the-counter medications containing acetaminophen. For some people, however, the pain is more severe and constant. In rare cases, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove cysts if they’re large enough to cause pressure and pain.
Chinese Medicine For Polycystic Kidney Disease
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a new treatment method which has been studied by Kidney Disease Hospital through many years clinical experience. Through skin penetration, the micro-processing Chinese medicine will dilate the vessel, accelerate blood circulation, remove the cystic fluid quickly as well as reduce capsule pressure, inhibit the continuous secretion of wall epithelial cells, reduce the cyst fluid generation, make the cyst continue to shrink and effectively prevent the cyst from increasing, thus reducing the damage of kidney organization and achieve the purpose of treating disease.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can reduce the formation of cystic fluid, alleviate the oppression of glomeruli, tubules and renal vessels, promote the circulation of the damaged kidney organization, improve the state of renal anoxia and provide a favorable environment for accelerating the repair of damaged kidneys.