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Common Treatments For Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2015-08-22 07:57

Common Treatments For Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)What are common treatments for polycystic kidney disease (PKD)? Specific treatment options vary based on the particular symptoms and their severity. Some of the treatment methods used for polycystic kidney disease include:

1. Renal cyst decortication

This surgery is to reduce cyst oppression on renal parenchyma and protect residual kidney nephrons from being oppressed and damaged further. It also improve renal ischemia, recover some parts of kidney nephrons and delay the progression of kidney disease. The key point for a successful surgery is to take operation as early as possible. Renal cyst decortication must be radical, namely, do not neglect small cysts and deep cysts.

2. Chinese medicines

In Chinese medicine, nowadays conservative treatment is mainly adopted for PKD and the therapeutic effect is better. Chinese medicines can drain cystic fluid gradually and achieve the purpose of shrinking kidney cyst. Chinese medicine treatment has not comparable effect of western medicine. Besides, Chinese medicine is no side effect and avoids the relapse of kidney cysts.

3. Dialysis and kidney transplant

In end stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis should be adopted timely especially hemodialysis. The result is not so good for PKD patients to take kidney transplant.

4. Treatment for blood in urine

Patients with blood in urine should reduce activity or have a good rest on bed. Patients on dialysis or on the borderline of dialysis should take transcatheter embolization if they have recurrent or uncontrollable blood in urine.

5. Treatment for infection

Renal parenchyma infection and kidney cyst infection are two major complications of PKD. Generally antibiotics are used for infection.

6. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

Surgery can remove large kidney cysts. When large kidney cysts are removed, small kidney cysts will grow quickly. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can remove large and small kidney cysts radically. This therapy is becoming more and more popular among PKD patients.

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