How to Treat Complications of PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)


How to Treat Complications of PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

How to Treat Complications of PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is presented by heredity, meaning the disease is passed down from family members. The disease can be treated by general or conventional treatments, like renal cyst decortications. What about its complications? How to treat complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease? Read on to find the answer.

General treatments

Most of the PKD patients have no need to make significant lifestyle changes. Only for those with big renal cysts, abdominal trauma should be prevented so as to stop the rupture of cysts.

Apart from diet and lifestyle modification, dialysis and kidney transplant are frequently needed to deal with end stage PKD.

Renal cyst decortications

Renal cyst decortication is one typical treatment of western medicines. It, indeed, releases the pressure coming from kidney cysts to renal parenchyma, and also protects the remaining kidney function from being damaged. It can help improve renal ischemia and anoxia also. Operating as early as possible could improve the therapeutic effect as much as possible. This kind of treatment is clearly limited, because it can’t remove numerous cysts one by one, which lays the foundation for further relapse. Besides, if the Polycystic Kidney Disease patients have already suffered from renal failure, there’s no point to perform this surgery.


Finding out the causes of hematuria is the first thing we should do, and treatments are required. For PKD patients with blood in urine, they had better stay in bed.


Renal parenchyma infection or infections in cysts become the major complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Antibiotics will be adopted to deal with infections.

Those who often have urinary tract infection and kidney stones

Finding out the location of kidney stones and its size, and treat this complication just like kidney stones.

High blood pressure

The activation of RAAS (rennin-angiotensin- aldosterone system) and renal ischemia is the primary cause of high blood pressure. Hypotensors are necessary.

Chinese medicine

Certain Chinese herb medicine is beneficial for slowing down the progression of this disease. Herbs like pseudo-ginseng and turtle shell are often used for kidney cysts.


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