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Is Kidney Enlargement Dangerous

Is Kidney Enlargement DangerousThere are many reasons for kidney enlargement, so not only the increased kidney size but also the underlying cause determines whether kidney enlargement is dangerous. If your ultrasound test shows your kidneys are larger than normal, you should pay highly attention to it.

On one hand, if kidneys enlarge too much, it will be dangerous.

Generally speaking, healthy kidneys are 10~12 cm in length, 5~6 cm in width and 3~4 cm in thickness for normal adults. However, quite a number of disorders can trigger the abnormal enlargement of kidneys. If kidneys are much larger than the normal size, they will compress their adjacent organs and cause life-threatening damage. Additionally, kidney enlargement means kidney internal structure is changed a lot. With the damage of kidney functioning tissues, patients will suffer various complications such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic acidosis, irregular heartbeat, and so on. All of them are dangerous.

On the other hand, the underlying cause of kidney enlargement may be dangerous.

Many factors can result in enlarged kidneys, from Polycystic Kidney Disease to cancer, alcoholism and infections. If uncontrolled timely, they may eventually aggravate into kidney failure. During this progress, a series of life-threatening problems are more likely to occur. From this point, we can know it is necessary to manage the underlying cause of kidney enlargement.

In summary

Now, we have got an overview of kidney enlargement. If you want to prevent dangerous conditions, you should detect the underlying cause and take effective treatments to prevent your kidneys from enlarging continuously.

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