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Suggestions to Reduce the Growth of PKD Kidney Cysts

Suggestions to Reduce the Growth of PKD Kidney CystsPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is characterized by numerous kidney cysts. If all kidney cysts are kept in small size, patients don’t have any discomfort. However, if one of them is bigger than 3cm, high blood pressure, back pain, and some other problems may appear one by one. Then, patients need some suggestions to reduce the growth of their kidney cysts.

1. Avoid foods that may stimulate the growth of kidney cysts

Food Therapy is one important part of the whole treatment plan to deal with PKD kidney cysts. This is because correct foods can slow down their growth, but wrong foods will speed up their growth rate. It is reported that caffeine-containing foods, spicy foods and beer should be avoided by patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease.

2. Don’t do strenuous exercise, stretching and bending actions

With the expansion of kidney cysts, they will be at a high risk of rupture. Strenuous exercise, stretching or bending actions may cause kidney cysts to rupture easily.

3. Choose some herbal tea to drink

Herbal tea is made of natural herbs, so they have some properties of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Some types of herbal tea can help slow down the growth of kidney cysts. They are corn silk, dandelion root, and so on.

4. Drink more water and cranberry juice

If patients can still produce urine normally, they are suggested to drink more water and cranberry juice. These drinks can help flush the body and prevent urinary tract infection, which is one common complication of PKD.

5. Take therapies to shrink kidney cysts timely

If patients begin to have some symptoms and discomforts, they should take some therapies to manage their kidney cysts timely. According to patients’ medical conditions, doctors will choose correct therapies for them.

Hopefully, the above suggestions can guide you to control your PKD kidney cysts effectively, if you happen to have this disease.

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