Is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Good for PKD


Is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Good for PKD

Is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Good for PKD

Lots of hospitals or clinics in China make claims that they are able to correct PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) by using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). You may wonder whether it is true or not. In order to find answers, you should better get to know PKD in the first place.

Polycystic Kidney Disease passes down to family members, meaning it is kind of genetic disease. The incidence rate of Polycystic Kidney Disease passing down to families is around 50%. This disease is much more serious than simple kidney cyst, because multiple cysts pose more pressure on kidneys causing damages and triggering kidney fibrosis. Therefore, in order to reduce kidney impairment, one may take operation to lower the pressure.

Key point to correct PKD is to limit the increasing growth of cysts. That’s exactly how surgery does. But why adopting surgery to deal with Polycystic Kidney Disease fail? And why the disease is easily to recur? Could TCM make up this disadvantage?

Theoretically, TCM could totally treat Polycystic Kidney Disease but actually, it fails in drug usage. Most of the TCM is taking orally, active ingredients are easily to be absorbed and digested. Poor therapeutic effects can be achieved since active ingredients left pretty little when they reach up to kidneys through blood circulation. But if this drawback is dealt with, there’s a big possibility that Traditional Chinese Medicine could treat Polycystic Kidney Disease. Compared with western medicines, Chinese medicines focus more on correcting it from the root cause, which explains why TCM is more prone to handle the disease.

There are many kinds of Chinese herbs that have the function of improving blood circulation and removing blood stasis, so taking some herbal medicine under the doctor’s guidance is good to soften the cysts and gradually shrink the cysts.


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