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Enlarged Kidneys in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Normal kidney size
Kidneys are the vital organs which have the functions of excretion of metabolic wastes, secretion of hormones and balancing the electrolytes and acid-base balance. The kidneys will grow along with age until the physical growth stops at about 25 to 26 when the internal organs get to their final dimensions. A normal kidney is the size of a human fist with length about 12cm, breadth about 6cm and thickness about 3cm. The weight of one kidney is about 120-150g.
Kidney enlargement in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
What Treatment Available for PKD with Enlarged Kidneys
While for PKD patients, their kidneys are greatly enlarged due to the numerous cysts on bilateral kidneys and the progressive enlargement of these cysts. If these cysts left untreated of not handled well, these cysts will continue to enlarge and replace the normal renal tissues and cause many serious symptoms (Top Five Symptoms of PKD and complications to the patients. Generally speaking, the larger the kidneys are, the less function the kidneys have. In the end, the kidneys’ functions are so severely damaged that the metabolic wastes can’t be discharged out of the body, and then there will be the increase of creatinine, urea nitrogen and many other wastes and toxins as well as the leakage of protein and blood in the urine.How to Shrink the Cyst With Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)
Symptoms and treatments
Since the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patient’s kidneys are full of fluid-filled sacs, the kidneys are greatly enlarged. Patients can sense obvious lumps on their abdomen and in some serious cases; the kidneys are so enlarged that the kidney can be as large as the size of a football. The enlarged kidneys will cause many signs and discomforts to the patients such as pains in the belly, flank and back; hypertension, kidney stone and infections, etc. What is more, the enlarged cysts are easy to rupture which will cause serious infections or even acute fall of the kidney functions. Therefore it is very necessary to have early treatments for PKD once diagnosed with the disease so as to prevent further kidney damages and undesirable consequences.Chinese Herbs for PKD Natural Remedies to Reduce Enlarged Kidneys for Someone With PKD

Western therapies mainly adopt hormones and surgeries to control the symptoms and remove the large ones. The clinical practices have proved that these treatments are not so satisfying from the long run. The cysts can’t be completely cured and the kidney functions will continue to deteriorate. Compared with western therapies, the Chinese therapies have far great advantages. The Chinese medicines can work at both small and large cysts and shrink the cysts to a certain size in which they will not cause substantial damages to the kidneys. What is more, the Chinese medicines can repair kidney damages and improve kidney functions.

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