How to Decrease Enlarged Kidney in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Patients with polycystic kidney disease often have enlarged kidney. Because cysts in the kidney can grow larger and kidney will enlarge accordingly. Patients are experiencing much pain such as backache, blood urine and so on. How to decrease enlarged kidney in polycystic kidney disease?

Symptoms

Enlarged kidney is caused by the growing cysts. When the cysts’s water breaks, it will lead to infection to glomerulus. Thus glomerulus can’t filter blood and protein normally and then blood urine and proteinuria will happen.So as anemia and high blood pressure.When the condition becomes severe, there will be renal insufficiency.

Therapy

As enlarged kidney can cause many serious complications, it is vital to treat it.

Medicated bath

Medicated bath uses traditional Chinese medicine to make bath water for patients. Traditional Chinese medicine can enlarge vessels and increase the ability of reabsorbing cyst fluid. Through hot water, the permeability of cyst wall will increase thus can form a pressure difference. So cyst fluid will flow to kidney tubules and then be excreted from body.

Moreover, Chinese medicine can repair the damaged renal issues. It can also resist inflammation caused by cyst fluid.

Glomerular functions regain accordingly so enlarged kidney will decrease then. Patients won’t feel much pain any more.

Diet

Patients should avoid food that contains too much salt. They are not suggested to have diet with high phosphorus such as seafood, peanut,etc. High potassium foods are also forbidden, for example onion, pumpkin and some dried fruits. Alcohol and coffee are banned, too.

We suggest patients keep their diet light and eat more vegetables and fruits.Protein with high quality is needed such as milk, egg white, lean meat, etc.

Enlarged kidney in polycystic kidney disease can grow into a severe stage which cause patients much pain. If you have similar symptoms or have any questions, please contact us by e-mail: kidneyfailurecn@hotmail.com

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