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What Precautions to Be Taken with PKD

2014-09-19 08:09

What Precautions to Be Taken with PKDPKD can not be cured, which means you have to live with PKD the whole life. But if you take precautions to such a disease in the daily life, it is possible for you to slow down the progression to kidney failure. What precautions to be taken with PKD?

Diet control

Reasonable diet is very important for you to preserve kidney function. Because almost PKD patients have high blood pressure. Too much salt intake may further raise blood pressure, so you had better control salt intake into 2-3 g per day. When you are in advanced stage of PKD, you should also limit the intake of potassium and phosphorus. Besides, low fat and low protein diet are recommended. Because intestinal tract is also a detoxification organ, we should add high vitamins and high fiber foods into our diet to maintain defecate unobstructed.

Colds prevention

The routine treatment can only help you control symptoms, such as high blood pressure, hematuria, back pain, etc. They can not stop the growth of cysts. If you catch colds frequently, a lot of immune complexes may come into being and deposit in the kidneys so as to worsen kidney damage. Therefore, you should take good care of yourself to prevent colds.

Injury prevention

The growing cysts will cause the increasing of capsule inner pressure. With the growth of cysts, the kidneys will also enlarge, which can increase intra-abdominal pressure. At this time, any injury such as sprain, bruising and falls may change the pressure suddenly, leading to cyst burst. Therefore, you should prevent injury and keep the abdomen loose without belt.

Blood pressure reduction

PKD patients usually have high blood pressure before kidney function impairment. If you do not control it timely, it may cause further damage to the kidneys. Besides, high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease. Therefore, blood pressure should be brought under control as early as possible.

Now you have known the precautions you should take with PKD. Then you should take measures to protect yourself. It is said that there is treatment to control the growth of cysts. If you want to have a knowledge of PKD treatment, please contact online doctor. We are glad to help you.

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