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Effects of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) on Adrenal Glands

2014-10-14 07:18

Effects of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) on Adrenal GlandsThe adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system. The endocrine system includes a set of glands throughout the body that produces hormones. They lie on the top of the two kidneys. Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) can affect adrenal glands.

What are the effects on adrenal glands?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is characterized by a cluster of cysts on the kidneys. When these cysts grow to a large size (more than 3-5cm), they will compress nearby tissues, thus causing kidney damage which include adrenal glands.

As a result, the secretion of hormones will be disturbed, leading to abnormal level of sodium and potassium in the blood. That’s why swelling and high blood pressure occur.

Left untreated, Polycystic Kidney Disease can develop into End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

How to reduce kidney damage?

To reduce the kidney damage from Polycystic Kidney Disease, the key is to shrink the kidney cysts as well as improve kidney function.

Traditional ways to treat PKD include medicines and surgery. However, I do not think these are the good method. Medicines and surgery only relieve symptoms but cannot improve kidney function. That’s why kidney cyst are easy to be seen again.

The best treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), according to nearly 30 years of clinic practices. On the basis of TCM, we innovated some therapies such as Foot Bath, Chinese Herbal Enema, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, etc. In some cases, patients have to take some oral medicines. These external therapies are to help patients make the most use of oral medicines.

Polycystic Kidney Disease also have five stages, like many other chronic kidney diseases. Thereby, you’d better leave your illness condition below or email to, so we can give you more detailed suggestions.

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