People with Polycystic Kidney Disease have multiple cysts in their kidneys. These cysts invariably increase the size of the kidneys squeezing on surrounding blood vessels. There are numerous complications associated with this disorder including:
1. High blood pressure
Elevated blood pressure is a common complication of Polycystic Kidney
Disease. Uncontrolled, or poorly controlled high blood pressure can lead to
further damage to your kidneys and increase your risk of stroke and heart
2. Loss of kidney function
This is one of the most serious complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease.
As the cysts enlarge, they produce pressure and promote scarring in the
unaffected areas of the kidneys, causing hypertension and damages to the
kidneys' ability to eliminate wastes from the blood. When the waste products
build to toxic levels, end-stage renal disease, or Uremia can be the result.
Nearly 50% of patients have kidney failure by age of 60.
3. Develop cysts in the liver
The risk of growing cysts in the liver increases with age. Both men and women
develop cysts, but the latter often have larger cysts.
4. Heart valve abnormalities
1/4 of adults with PKD may suffer from mitral valve prolapse. In this case,
the valve is unable to close properly, causing lead backward of the blood.
5. Side or back pain
It is a common symptom of persons with PKD, and this chronic pain can also be
associated with kidney stone or urinary tract infection.
Treatment for the above complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease should
focus on control and inhibit the growth of cysts, and then they will disappear
naturally. Combined western medicine and Chinese medicine can guarantee us a
better curative effect. Certainly, specific therapy varies with different
disease condition. Feel free to contact our online experts who will help you
analysis your condition and provide you with the best treatment option.