Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) usually occurs after 30 years old. Patients need to go to the hospital for a diagnosis once blood pressure increases and Proteinuria and Hematuria are detected in the urine. With Spring Festival oncoming, patients should pay more attention to PKD complications for a pleasant festival.
Urinary tract infection
This complication is very common among PKD patients, and it contains
Cystitis, Pyelonephritis, Cystic Infection and Abscesses around kidney. For
women, apparatus applied in urinary tract check can cause infection. It is
helpful to diagnose Pyelonephritis, if leucocytes cylindruia occurs and patients
have a sensitive response to usual anti-infection treatment. If blood culture
presents positive and patients have local pressing pain, it is probably cystic
infection which can be detected by CT
For this complication, patients need to control diet strictly and avoid
activities increasing pressure of abdominal cavity. In addition, it is necessary
to prevent cold and infection, not to touch toxic materials, especially
materials causing toxin to kidney.
Kidney Stone and renal calcification
Patients should think about the possibility of the complication of Kidney
Stone, if severe pain aggravates and gross Hematuria occurs. PKD complications
include cyst rupture, bleeding, infection, stone and malignant lesion etc.
Patients should try their best to avoid doing activities to increase
enterocoelia internal pressure, including that patients keep defecation
unobstructed and do not button the belt tightly etc.
It is still controversial whether PKD can arouse canceration. Patients should
alert the complication of canceration, when PKD patients have pain in renal
area, and/or Hematuria change, weight lose, erythrocyte sentiment speed-up,
Anemia unmatched with renal function, abnormal increase of erythrocyte etc. In
this case, patients need to take CT immediately and even renal artery
radiography can be conducted if necessary.
Renal Fibrosis is still the chief reason to cause progressive aggravation of
renal function. Inflammatory reaction damages the structure of glomerulus
inherent cells, and impairs glomerulus filtration function. To treat Renal
Insufficiency caused by PKD, patients need to take treatment which can block
Renal Fibrosis, dilate blood vessels, improve local micro-circulation, decrease
sac liquid and decline intracapsular pressure as well as defeat inflammation and
coagulation and degrade fibrous tissues. Only by this, the progression of
disease can be restrained. Besides, the treatment can also repair the damaged
tissues, recover renal function. As long as the restoring works, cysts can
shrink and Serum Creatinine can decline.
Actually, kidney health can be affected by slight matters. PKD complications
can occur if patients do not take care of themselves properly and do not treat
disease from the pathological reason. Keeping an optimistic, cheerful and
tolerant attitude to life and disease is a best healer to prevent and treat PKD
and its complications.
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