As we all know that Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is the most common hereditary
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
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
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.