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Why Do You Get Polycystic Kidney

We all know that polycystic kidney is one gene defect. Kidneys suffer from toxin inside and outside human body and appears multiple cysts. The cysts oppress kidney inherent cells and make it damaged. Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited cystic renal lesion which features are: urine protein, urine blood, high blood pressure and etc.

Diagram showing human polycystic kidney disease illustration










But how dose human body get this disease? Because the human body that has gene defect get many sorts of bad life habit. It makes toxins accumulating inside and outside of our body that level beyond our ability to resist inflammation. The balance of anti-inflammatory and inflammatory cells in the body continue shifting to inflammatory. Renal tubular epithelial cells has a phenotypic transformation and proliferation abnormally under the repeated stimulation from infection and (or) injury. They block renal tubules and turned to be cyst lining cells.

These lining cells secrete a lot of cyst fluid, making the cyst grow bigger and bigger which oppress damaged kidney inherent cells. Then red cells and plasma proteins leak into urine, forming urine blood and urine protein. At this moment, patients would have clinical symptoms of swelling, high blood pressure, decreased renal function and ett. We can say that the patient gets polycystic kidney disease.

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that polycystic kidney is due to congenital deficiency of kidney and hot, humid gas invasion to kidney collaterals. They are difficult to be removed out and develop seriously, causing wet toxins、hot toxins that block blood further and stasis toxin come out. Wet gas, hot gas and stasis toxins take effect together, damaging kidney cells, thus urine foam, blood urine and blood pressure goes high up and etc.

So please don’t worry, although polycystic kidney disease is gene problem, you can still take effective method/treatment to slow down its progress and live a high quality life.

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What Symptoms do You Have When You Get Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)

Polycystic kidney disease(PKD) is a genetic disease which is caused by abnormal differentiation and proliferation of kidney cells. The most obvious feature is clusters of cysts develop within your kidneys, causing your kidneys to enlarge and lost function over time.







You should have known some symptoms if you have suffered PKD for many years, though some patients don’t have symptoms until their lives finish. Cysts typically grow 0.5 inches or larger before a person starts noticing symptoms. While we think it is necessary to learn about it more carefully if you are just diagnosed by this disease.

So what basic symptoms of polycystic kidney disease? Here you can find some useful information.

1. Liver cysts.

It is one important complication of PKD. Generally speaking, over 50% middle-aged patients have this problem. Liver cysts develop slowly and usually appear 10 years later than PKD.

2. Polycystic kidney disease symptoms also include:

· Blood pressure. With cyst growing up, it will oppress kidneys tissues and damage kidney function, causing high blood pressure.

· Back or side pain. It is also related to burden of cysts.

· A feeling of fullness in your abdomen.

· Increased size of your abdomen due to enlarged kidneys.

· Blood in your urine when cysts rapture or urinary infection.

· Kidney stones. This is complication of cysts.

· Kidney failure till cysts’ pressure is too high to kidneys and do further damage to kidney cells.

3. Children with autosomal recessive PKD may have symptoms that include:

· high blood pressure


· frequent urination

Though PKD is not very common seen, it harm our life very much. For patients, you need learn PKD information as much as you can and take effective treatment early to prevent advanced kidney failure.

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How to Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease

1. How long have you suffered from PKD?

2. Have your creatinine level becomes high due to PKD?

3. Have your kidney function are damaged?

4. Have you found a good treatment to treat your pkd?

5. If you usually feel back pain,vomiting or other symptoms?









What is the common treatment(Western medicine) of PKD?

1.Treatment for hematuria: When here exist blood in your urine, besides making clear about the reason of bleeding, you have better stop any activity and stay on bed for rest. For dialysis patients or near to dialysis, doctor will consider transcatheter renal arterial embolization if the hematuria is uncontrolled.

2. Treatment for infection. Infection of Renal parenchyma and renal cysts are the main complications of PKD. Doctors usually give combined use of antibiotics.

3.Treatment for urinary calculi: Doctors will give treatment based on the location and size of stone.

4.Treatment for hypertension: The main cause of hypertension is activation of renin-Angiotensin-aldosterone system, so you need take related medicine based on this condition.

5.Hemodialysis and transplant. When it goes into renal failure stage, doctor will recommend you dialysis or kidney transplant which are the first considered options.

Are dialysis and transplant perfect?

Dialysis just temporary method, over time, patients kidneys will loose all function and have to rely on dialysis forever. As to transplant, unlike other renal disease, PKD cause many complications which increase treatment difficulty after transplant. Furthermore, many patients can’t bear the expensive medicine of anti-rejection reaction.

So as we all see, Western medicine is mainly control symptoms that PKD brings. It can do nothing to the cysts, so the root problem can not be solved, and patient’s disease can not be treated completely.







The treatment we would recommend is Chinese medicine treatment:

Considering disadvantage of dialysis and transplant, our hospital treat polycystic kidney disease by combining English medicine treatment and Chinese medicine treatment. English medicine is to control symptoms like high blood pressure, back/abdomen pain, swelling…

Chinese medicine treatment can promote our blood circulation, discharge cyst fluid and shrink kidney cysts. As long as cysts become small, its oppression to our kidneys will be less, so that kidney function will get better.

If you are interested to know detailed information of Chinese medicine treatment, please contact us:


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