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How To Slow Down Polycystic Kidney Disease

How To Slow Down Polycystic Kidney DiseaseHow to slow down polycystic kidney disease? Many patients will have this curiosity. As we know, polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is progressive, and it will cause kidney failure in the end. Thereby, it is necessary for patients to do their best to slow down tits progression.

Patients can take measures in some aspects which have important influence on their health condition.


Diet can make a significant influence in patients’ condition. It can slow down PKD progression greatly if patients choose right diet. For example, patients should take appropriate amount of protein, which can guarantee the body need and avoid aggravate kidney burden. And patients should also avoid take too much salt, because it may cause and aggravate patients’ edema and hypertension. On the other hand, patients should avoid taking foods that can promote the excretion of cyst fluid, like coffee.

Patients should make a suitable diet plan according to their condition, and they should also regulate their plan as their disease progresses into different stages.

Life habits:

Life habits can make a significant influence to patients’ health condition, and patients should make themselves to have good life habits. For example, patients should keep good emotion in their life, because good emotion can improve patients’ immunity, while bad emotion can aggravate patients’ condition. Besides, patients should do appropriate exercise regularly, it is also very helpful to patients’ condition improvement.


Patients should accept positive treatment to slow down their disease’s progression.

In the treatment, patients’ complications should be controlled, like hypertension, proteinuria, blood urine, etc, because that can aggravate their condition severely if they have not been well controlled.

on the other hand, it is necessary to take measures to slow cyst progression. Western medicine may can do nothing in this aspect, but traditional Chinese medicine is recommended, because chinese medicine can promote patients’ self-repairing ability, and some medicines can inhibit the excretion of cyst fluid. That will be helpful in slowing down PKD’s progression.

These are some basic points for PKD patients to slow down their disease progression. While if you have any question in this aspect, you are welcome to contact us, and we are glad to help you.


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