Something about Hypertension and Kidney Cysts2013-04-14 16:59
Some patients with kidney cysts will experience hypertension (high blood pressure) which can also speed up the development of kidney cysts in turn. The following information is about hypertension and kidney cysts, hoping it could help improve the quality of your life.
The simple kidney cysts usually don’t cause any symptoms. Depending on where the cyst is located, it can affect how the kidney works. It can also lead to a type of high blood pressure if the cyst prevents the kidney from filtering extra fluid from the blood, that is to say, if the simple kidney cysts cause the impaired kidney function.
As we all know, PKD is characterized by numerous kidney cysts growing on kidneys. The kidneys play a vital role in controlling blood pressure. Having ADPKD greatly increases the change that hypertension will develop. High blood pressure occurs in 60 to 70% of patients with normal kidney function by the age of 29. Over 90% of patients will have high blood pressure by the time they reach End Stage Renal Disease. Hypertension is associated with bigger kidneys and faster rates of kidney growth. However, untreated high blood pressure can cause further damage to the kidneys, and greatly increases the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.
For patients with kidney cysts or PKD, controlling blood pressure is very important. Some certain western medicines, coupled with a reasonable diet will be suggested to help control blood pressure. If your hypertension is caused by the impaired kidney function, then the kidney function must be improved. If the kidney function keeps losing, finally the Kidney Transplant will be the only choice.
In order to help patients with kidney cysts improve the kidney function and control hypertension well, the cysts need shrinking. Nowadays, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is commonly used in the clinical to treat kidney cysts and PKD. Have you ever heard of it from other kidney cysts patients around you? If no, you can send us a message to get more information about it.
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