High Blood Pressure in Polycystic Kidney Disease
Compared with Renal Cyst, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is much more severe and it is to damage renal function. Many people want to know how PKD damage their renal function. Although the precise pathological course is still under researching, scholars agree that high blood pressure plays an important role in the deterioration of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).
How high blood pressure is caused
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Due to the genetic factors, primary urine is easily blocked in kidney tubules. The blocked urine stimulates epithelial cells to separate and secrete fluid inside, forming cysts. As fluid increases, the cysts continue to grow and stress other renal tissues, especially the capillaries in kidneys. One quarter blood in body must be filtrated in kidneys. Thus if one quarter blood flow is not smooth, the blocked capillaries are destined to cause high blood pressure.
At the same time, the growth of cysts can inactivate the mechanism of high blood pressure such as renin-angiotensin-aldosteronesystem and kallikrein-kinin-prostaglandinsystem.
How high blood pressure damages renal function
Reducing high blood pressure in Polycystic Kidney Disease
Kidneys are rich in capillaries or blood vessels, which provide nutrients to renal tissues like glomeruli and renal tubules. The growth of cysts will increase blood pressure in kidneys, preventing more blood flowing into kidneys. High blood pressure makes less blood flow through kidneys, so glomeruli and renal tubules in the state of lacking nutrients. What’s worse, unstable blood pressure affecting the constriction and relaxation of blood vessels, namely exhausting their activities. Less blood will cause anoxia in kidneys. Renal intrinsic cells in glomeruli and renal tubules will fail in working. Glomeruli can not prevent red cells and protein releasing into urine and renal tubules can not reabsorbing primary urine, so proteinuria, hematuria will occur and night urination increases.
What we can do to high blood pressure
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The first step is controlling and lowering high blood pressure to slow down PKD deteriorating and gain more time for receiving other treatments. The methods of medicines plus health diet are better choice to lower high blood pressure. the next step is to stop or shrink the growth of cysts in older to avoid more damages of renal function. At present, western medicines can achieve the first step while they are helpless to the second step. Chinese traditional medicines have great potential in shrinking the cysts. Chinese traditional medicines are totally natural. Though they have been studied by Chinese people for thousands years, they need more attention and more scholars to discover their functions. The nature is powerful and potential. The same goes to Chinese traditional medicines, because they come from the nature.