The kidneys, like other organs in the body, may develop structural abnormalities. A simple cyst abnormality implies that a single fluid-filled sac is present in the kidney, while polycystic kidney disease, which arises from a genetic disease, means many cysts are present in the kidney. The difference between a simple cyst and polycyst is the number present in the kidney.
Types of kidney cysts
There are two known types of kidney cysts, the first is Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) which is a
genetic disorder of unknown causes and the second type is due to impaired kidney
Common symptoms of kidney cysts
Hematuria (blood in the urine)
High blood pressure
Back or side pain
Increased abdominal size
Frequent kidney or urinary tract infections
- no treatment. If your cortical cyst is smaller than 3cm, and cause no
symptoms, your doctor may let it be and just ask you to follow up with additional
- Surgery. If your renal cortical cyst are dangerous, your doctor may recommend
surgery. Using a needles, the surgeon can insert it to the cyst and removing the
fluid and replaces it with alcohol.
- Herbs. Herbs are applied to kidney cyst for some specific herbal can shrink cyst and improve kidney
function naturally. No matter how large or small the cyst is, herbal treatment are
available, but the herbs supply may differ as different condition.
In addition, you are suggested to change a healthier lifestyle. Quit smoking and
drinking. Take low-diet diet. You can ask a suggestion list of lifestyle changes
from your doctor or contacting us.