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Daily Cares to Help Slow Down the Progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

As we all know that Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is the most common hereditary
kidney disease and it is characterized by the multiple fluid vesicles in the bilateral kidneys and the cysts will increase along with the age. It is usually complicated with bleeding, infections or kidney stones and the kidney structures and functions will be gradually damaged. In addition to proper treatments and medicines, it is very necessary for the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients to know some daily cares and nursing which can help slow down the progression of the disease and allow more time for the treatments.
How to Shrink the Cyst With Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)
1. Reasonable diet.
PKD patients should avoid salty foods (including pickles), hot and excitant foods like hot pepper, wines, seafood, etc. Spoiled foods, leftovers and grilled foods should be avoided. If the patients have renal insufficiencies or uremia, it is better that they should avoid beans and soy products as well as greasy foods.
2. Enough rest. How Can the Progression of PKD Be Stopped
Overtiredness and strenuous exercises will worse the illness condition and even cause the rupture of the cysts. So PKD patients should have enough rest and in cases of bleeding or cyst rupture, patients should stay in bed.
3. Prevention of infections and hypertension.
PKD patients are easy to get urinary tract infections and the infections will in turn worsen the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). In cases of infections or hypertension, the first step is to bring the infections and hypertension under control and then deal with the cysts.How Does Polycystic Kidney Disease Progress to Kidney Failure
4. Have a positive and optimistic mood.Ways to Slow Down the Progression of PKD
The damages of PKD are caused by both congenital factors and acquired factors. Although we can’t determine the congenital factors, we can try our best to change the acquired factors. Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients should not lose heart or feel depressed. A good mood is very important, which can help us have more courage to resist the pains and discomforts. What’s more, good mood can improve the immunity of the human body and help promote the recovery of the disease.

Generally speaking, when the cyst is smaller than 3cm and if the patients don’t have any symptoms, no special treatment is needed. But when the cysts are larger than 5cm, they will oppress the surrounding tissues and if the condition can’t be relieved for a long time, the kidneys will be damaged. So once diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), it is very necessary for the patients to have regular checks to have a clear understanding of their illness condition and take proper treatments and medicines when needed.

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