Polycystic Kidneys, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related DiseaseseBook - 2015
Polycystic kidney disease is a progressive genetic condition Polycystic kidney can lead to kidney dysfunction It is usually autosomal dominant with large cysts development These large cysts may require some form of treatment The kidneys are bilaterally enlarged and have multiple cysts Polycystic kidneys are associated with cysts in the liver and testes Aortic and brain aneurysms are also present in this disease Pain in the abdomen, flank or back is due to the kidney cysts. It is the most frequent genetic cause of renal failure The kidney cysts are always associated with high blood pressure Urinary infection can spread from the urinary tract to the kidney Urinary tract infections must be treated with antibiotics early Damage to the kidney will end in loss of kidney function There will be associated liver failure and hypertension Treatment is by control of salt, blood pressure and dialysis To remove waste products of metabolism and electrolysis-An original poem by Kenneth Kee Interesting Tips about the Polycystic Kidneys A Healthy Lifestyle1. Take a well Balanced Diet2. Genetic counseling may help families at risk for polycystic kidney disease. Although a cure for Polycystic kidney disease is not possible, treatment can ease the symptoms and prolong life.a. Back Pain: Mild pain killers such as paracetamol can relieve pain.b. Urinary tract infections: Urinary tract infections can be treated with antibiotics.c. Once the infection enter the cyst, treatment is difficult because many antibiotics cannot enter the walls of the cysts.d. High blood pressure:All hypertensions due to polycystic kidney disease can be controlled with:i. Anti hypertensive medications andii. Lifestyle changes such as Exercise,De-stressing,Low salt and fatse. Renal disease:Eventually in all cases the kidney function will fail and chronic real failure will develop. Treatment will then be by dialysis or kidney transplant.f. Surgery:Surgery is rarely needed except to remove large cysts. Even then the kidney disease is progressive and will still end in chronic renal failure.3. Keep bones and body strong Bone marrow produces our blood Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk. Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits Zinc and other minerals are important to the body4. Get enough rest and Sleep Avoid stress and tension5. Exercise and stay active. It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 21/2 hours a week. One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman. Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone. Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.7. Stop or do not begin smoking. It also interferes with blood supply and healing. Cigarettes contain more than forty types of hazardous and possibly cancer causing chemicals which can harm the smokers and those around them Chapter 1Polycystic Kidneys Polycystic kidneys are rare. I have only come across 2 cases of polycystic kidneys in my clinic. Both of them were found through X-rays of the abdominal for other conditions such as suspected gallstones or kidney stones. The X-rays usually showed small cysts in the kidneys What is Polycystic Kidney? Polycystic kidney disease is a progressive genetic condition of the kidneys in which multiple cysts (polycystic) are present in both kidneys. The disease can produce cysts in the liver, pancreas, and rarely, the heart and brain.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Kenneth Kee, 2015.
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