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How Effective is IVP in Detecting Polycystic Disease in Kidneys

What is Polycystic Kidney Disease?
Polycystic Kidney Disease is a hereditary kidney disease and the family history plays a very important role in the occurrence of the disease. More than 60% of the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients inherit the disease from their parents. Therefore it is very important to take related tests to make clear whether a person has it or not if one member in his family is diagnosed with the disease. Then what kinds of tests should be done and which one is the most effective and accurate?
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As we all know, an accurate diagnosis is very important which can help guide the following treatments and medicines. Only if the diagnosis is correct, can the treatments be effective and achieve their goals.Is It Normal that PKD Patients Have Daily Nausea
The routine tests(Examination Indexes that Helps for Judging Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Condition) include urine test, blood tests and imaging studies including the CT, MRI examination, Intravenous Pyelography (IVP), radionuclide renal imaging, etc. Since PKD patients have multiple cysts in the renal cortical and medullary areas and in the early stage of the disease, no obvious symptoms will be sensed and it will be too late to receive the treatments when the patients have symptoms. Therefore it is very necessary for the patients to have thorough examination before receiving any treatments to make clear the illness conditions, the most severely damaged parts and the severity of the damages.
Intravenous Pyelography (IVP) and its advantages in detecting polycystic disease in kidneys How to Shrink the Cyst With Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)
Intravenous Pyelography (IVP), also known as the Excretory Urography, is the most commonly used and most effective method in the diagnosis of the urinary tract diseases. In the process of inspection, contrast agent will be injected into the vein and the contrast agent will go through the glomeruli and there will be the imaging after the concentration of the renal tubules. The imaging can not only show the anatomical structure of the inner cavities of the renal pelvis, the renal lamp, ureter and the bladder, but also can know the excretory functions of the kidneys. This can help a lot in the measuring of the kidneys’ functions and the severity of the kidney damages. From the imaging of the IVP, the doctors can have an intuitionistic understanding of the illness conditions and it can also help detect whether the patients are complicated with kidney stone which is one of the most common complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).
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What should you do once diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?

Once diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), it is highly recommended that the patients take proper and effective treatments as soon as possible or the multiple cysts will continue to enlarge and cause irreversible damages to the kidneys and cause many serious consequences.

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