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Bilateral Polycystic Kidneys: Severity and Treatment

2013-05-09 11:13

Bilateral polycystic kidneys or bilateral polycystic kidney disease refers to that multiple kidney cysts develop in both kidneys. This is much severer than the disorder where kidney cysts only grow in one kidney. At present, the best treatment is to stop the progression of bilateral polycystic kidneys, since no therapy can treatment it completely.

The severity of bilateral polycystic kidney

A renal cyst, filled with watery fluid, occurs when a single tube expands. In bilateral polycystic kidneys, up to several hundreds of kidney cysts grow in both kidneys and they range from 5 centimeters to something so small it can only be seen clearly under the microscope. Generally, the small cysts won’t cause any healthy problems, while large ones can easily lead to high blood pressure, back pain, kidney stone, kidney damage, etc.

Bilateral polycystic kidneys, compared with one polycystic kidney, may cause the failure of both kidneys. Once two kidneys both fail to work, you have to consider to rely on dialysis or kidney transplant to live.

Bilateral polycystic kidney treatment

Based on its characteristics the above mentioned, removing all the kidney cysts at a time is the best treatment. However, it is impossible for current medical technologies to achieve this, so we have to adopt the secondary best treatments: oral western medicines, surgery, or Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy.

Oral western medicines are commonly used to control patients’ complications such as high blood pressure and back pain. For example, high blood pressure is one big risk of kidney failure. If uncontrolled effectively in the long term, high blood pressure can combine large kidney cysts to cause further kidney damage. Oral western medicines have a quick and obvious benefit in easing patients’ complications.

Surgery can help remove big kidney cyst but may cause some risks and stimulate the growth of small kidney cysts. During the surgery, part of kidney tissues are removed too.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, different from the former treatments, focuses on all kidney cysts. With the help of oral herbal medicines and external application medicines, all of kidney cysts can shrink spontaneously. When these cysts are reduced so small that kidneys can bear, patients with bilateral polycystic kidney disease can live as normal as others.

If you can’t decide which treatment is suitable for you, you can ask suggestions through leaving a message, consulting online or sending email to

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