In researching and treating Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), we find that no symptoms is on exertion at the beginning but at late stages severe complications hard in being controlled might bring death to patients at any time. At times, doctors tend to have no time to rescue them. Actually, in a sense, preventing the complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is more important than treating it. The preventing should emphasize on three points: high blood pressure, high blood fat and high blood sugar.
High blood pressure
In lowering blood pressure, you’d better choose hypotensor little poisonous
to kidneys, such as ACEI and ARB. The principle in having hypotensor is to use
more than one kind of hypotensor with small doses in suitable time. Several
hypotensors applied at the same time can ease side effect of one medicine in
long term. The best time for patients to have hypotensor is at 6 to 10am and 4
to 8pm, because high blood pressure tends to be high at those periods of time.
Some patients may have high blood pressure before dawn, so they should have
extra hypotensor before sleeping, but they must follow their doctors’ advice
because blood pressure will lower 20% than that of day time. Hypotensor before
sleeping might cause severe low blood pressure and greatly decrease blood volume
in kidneys, heart, brain and other organs.
High blood fat
Without blood of high viscosity, the first choice is to adopt healthy diet,
do sports or lose weight. If those are helpless, medicines to lower blood fat
will be taken into consideration. Vitamin E must be strictly controlled in
choosing medicines or diets. The principle is to choose medicines which mainly
regular blood fat not lower it directly. The better choice is Traditional
Chinese medicines such as ginseng, gynostemma pentaphyllum and hawthorn. It is
most important for patient with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) to abandon smoking and alcohol.
High blood sugar
High blood sugar is difficult to be controlled and easily reoccur. Medicines
can not lower blood sugar from the root. When you find blood sugar is higher
than that of normal, it essential to know it is diabetes or not. If it is not
diabetes, you should pay close attention to you diets in daily life and avoid
the food contain high sugar like chocolate, Coca Cola and ships. If you suffer
from diabetes, it will be more troublesome. The best choice is to have medicines
to lower it under your doctor’s advice.