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How Does Chinese Medicines Treat Renal Cysts

2012-10-31 17:05

As for the treatment options for kidney cyst patients, at present there are surgery and conservative medicines. Since most patients are above 50 years old, surgery is not very suitable for them, not to mention the high recurrent rate of the surgery. Considering all the advantages and disadvantages, conservative medicine is a good choice for kidney cysts.

Conservative medicines include western medicine and chinese medicine. Western medicine is mainly hormones which can only alleviate the symptoms without solving the root problem. Chinese medicines mainly adopt herbal medicines. Here i will introduce its mechanism in treating renal cysts in hte kidneys.

1. Expanding blood vessels. Active ingredients in Chinese medicines can help expand blood vessels and increase blood flow so as to alleviate ischemia and hypoxia in the kidneys. This is the first step and it helps create a favorible environemnt for repairing damaged renal intrinsic cells and tissues.

2. Anti-inflammation and anti-coagulation. Inflammation in the kidenys will further damage the renal cells and tissues. And coagulation in the kidneys will cause obstruction and lead to many complications. Therefore anti-inflammation and anti-coagulation is very important and necessary.

3. Degradation of extracellular matrix. The formation of extracellular matrix is the starting og renal fibrosis. The active ingredients in the medicines can degradate the matrix and reverse renal damages.

4. Improving immunity. Chinese medicines can treat both the primary and secondary aspects of kidney diseases. In case of kidney cysts, long-term intake of some herbs can slow down the growth rate of the cysts or even shrink the cysts. Besides dealing with the cysts and recovering kidney functions, the medicines can regulate the disorders and dysfunctions of the immune system ane enhance the immunity. This can not only build up self-repairing abilities of the body but also the patients can become stronger to resist infections, viruses which are all risk factors to worsen the cysts.

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