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How to Control Polycystic Kidneys from Enlarging

2018-11-20 02:02| Font Size A A A

How to Control Polycystic Kidneys from Enlarging

Due to the growth of renal cysts, polycystic kidneys become bigger and bigger so as to suppress organs around and lead to a variety of problems. How to control polycystic kidneys from enlarging? Read on to learn more information.

Because polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is associated with genes, it is incurable. But it does not mean you can do nothing but wait for dialysis or kidney transplant. With proper treatment, renal cysts can be stopped growing or even become small.

-Increased water intake

ADPKD medical research points to the possibility that by increasing water intake, we can slow down kidney decline and cyst growth. Some have tried increasing water intake to 3 - 4 liters/day. This shuts down vasopressin decreasing kidney cyst growth. If your doctor has restricted water, continue to follow your doctor's advice.

-Vitamin B3

It is an essential vitamin required for processing fat in the body, lowering cholesterol levels, and regulating blood sugar levels. Recently a study found that vitamin B3 helped naturally inhibit the activity of a protein called Sirt1. This protein influences the formation and growth of cysts.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

In China, this therapy is often used. It is an external application of herbs, which can infiltrate the micronized herbs into polycystic kidneys to take effect. This treatment can restrain the abnormal activity of renal tubular epithelial cells and lining cells to prevent renal cysts from growing. It can also increase the permeability of cyst wall and pressure difference inside and outside so that fluid can be drawn out, and then renal cysts will become soft and shrink. After about one month’s treatment, renal cyst growth will be controlled, and they will become smaller than before treatment.

How to control polycystic kidneys from enlarging? The fundamental way is to stop the renal cysts from growing. Now you know some of the methods. But different patients have different medical condition, so do not try anything without the instruction of your doctors.

Note: the above material is intended for informational purposes. Please consult a physician for specific treatment recommendations.

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