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PKD: Causes & Symptoms & Treatments

2015-02-04 17:04

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous kidney cysts filled with fluid in the kidneys. People with PKD also can cysts in the liver and problems in other organs, such as heart and blood vessels in the brain. The cysts can reduce kidney function, leading to kidney failure. So it is important to seek for a treatment as soon as possible.

The causes of PKD

In generally, Polycystic Kidney Disease is inherited. There are three types of PKD, including Autosomal Dominant PKD, Autosomal Recessive PKD, Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease.

Autosomal Dominant PKD is major form of Polycystic Kidney Disease. If one parent has the disorder, the chance of passing it down to their child is 50 percent. Autosomal Recessive PKD is a rare, inherited form of polycystic kidney disease. Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease may develop in association with long-term kidney problems, especially in people who have kidney failure and who have been on dialysis for a long time.

The symptoms of PKD

The major symptoms of PKD are

Blood in the urine

Urinary Tract Infection

Frequent Urination

Low back pain or abdomen pain

Kidney stones

Other symptoms are as following

Skin bruises easily

Pale skin color

Joint pain


The Treatments of PKD

Several patients may be prescribed with some pain killers to manage the pains. And controlling high blood pressure is the most important part of treatment of PKD. Some patients may be prescribed with some blood pressure medications to regulate blood pressure. Some patients choose surgery to remove out the cysts in the kidneys, alleviating some symptoms. The natural treatment in Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital can help patients stop the growth of kidney cysts by prevent the active substances in the tubular cells from releasing. The natural treatments also can promote the excretion of cysts fluid by increasing the blood circulation of the surface of the cysts.

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