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Treatment Options for Polycystic Nephritis

2013-03-31 08:37

Treatment Options for Polycystic NephritisWhat are the treatment options for Polycystic Nephritis? Polycystic Nephritis, also known as Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), refers to a hereditary kidney disorder in which numerous cysts growing on kidneys. Here we will learn some basics about this disease and the treatment options for Polycystic Nephritis.

Knowing about Polycystic Nephritis

Polycystic Nephritis results from PKD genes or genic mutation. In general, if your father or mother has the history of PKD, you have 50% possibility to get the disease; while this possibility will increase to 75% if both of your parents have PKD. As Polycystic Nephritis develops, symptoms and complications will become the sign of decline in kidney function.

The symptoms of Polycystic Nephritis include: protein in the urine, blood in the urine, back pain, flank pain, abdominal pain, etc. The complications of Polycystic Nephritis usually include: high blood pressure, liver cysts, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, aneurysm, etc.

Treatment options for Polycystic Nephritis

Surgery is a common choice for Polycystic Nephritis, especially used to remove the larger cysts to release the pressure to surrounding kidney tissues. However, a surgery is unable to stop the cysts returning.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is another treatment option for Polycystic Nephritis. It is the new development of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the micro-size powder of Chinese herbal medicines will be collected into medical bags which need soaking in the penetrant for a while and then be used to hot compress on lower back. With the help of osmosis device, the active materials of Chinese herbal medicines will permeate into kidney area and begin to come into play. It is used externally, which avoids the disadvantages of oral Chinese medicines and make the treatment effect faster.

This treatment option for Polycystic Nephritis aims at shrinking cysts and recovering kidney function through a series of functions like increasing permeability of cysts wall, decreasing activity of lining cells, changing inner and outer pressure difference of cysts wall, promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis and providing nutrition for damaged kidneys.

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