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Flank Pain in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2012-10-23 17:31

Flank pain, high blood pressure, and blood in urine are the common symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Flank pain in PKD troubles patients a lot, the following information will tell you the reasons causing flank pain and how to deal with this issue.

PKD is characterized by the cysts growing on the kidneys. In general, there may have no obvious symptoms until the PKD patients are 30 years of age. As times goes, the cysts keep enlarging, which can oppress the kidney tissues and the surrounding organs. That is one reason which can cause flank pain in PKD; when the cysts grow to a certain degree, even a slight impact can cause the rupture of the cysts which can also cause the flank pain in PKD; complications of PKD such as urinary tract infection, kidney stone also can result in and aggravate the flank pain in PKD.

How to deal with the flank pain in PKD? Maybe we should start from the cysts. Yes, there is no doubt that we should take measures to shrink the cysts, otherwise, more and more kidney function will be lost and the condition can develop into Renal Failure soon. As a matter of fact, there are some medicines have a good treatment effect on shrinking the cysts. Moreover, some pain killers can help PKD patients relieve the flank pain to some extent. And PKD patients should also form a healthy living habit, including the salt control, more water intake and some right amount of exercise and so on.

However, the most important thing for PKD is not to relieve the flank pain but shrink the cysts and enhance the kidney function and then prevent Renal Failure. If you want to know more information about PKD, you can leave us a message.

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