Treatment For Polycystic Kidney Disease?
I want to ask, my mother shivered quite badly accompanied by headaches. After being examined, said the doctor of internal medicine, my mother’s kidney was hollow and there were also small but many cysts. For the kidney is said to be a congenital disease. That means what kind of hole? Is it the same as kidney infection? And is it really incurable? For cysts, can it not be cured by surgery if the cyst is large and small? Then how to cure it?
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The disease you are referring to may be polycystic kidney disease. This disease is a congenital disease that causes cysts in the kidneys. Cysts are lumps that contain water. Cyst-filled areas do not have normal kidney tissue. Maybe this is what your mother meant by your doctor. Polycystic kidney disease can cause patients to experience high blood pressure, pain in the back or waist, headache, feeling full, stomach enlargement, bleeding during urination, kidney stones, kidney failure, or urinary tract infections.
Polycystic kidney disease itself cannot be cured and actually can not cause problems in patients. Surgery also cannot overcome this problem because there are too many cysts in the kidney (like the picture). What needs to be overcome and treated is the complications it causes, for example by lowering blood pressure, overcoming urinary tract infections in the event of an infection, and removing stones in the event of urinary tract stones. To prevent polycystic kidney disease causing problems, your mother needs to treat the kidneys as healthy as possible by keeping blood pressure always stable (taking medication if necessary, according to doctor's instructions), limiting salt intake, increasing consumption of vegetables and fruit, maintaining ideal body weight, avoiding cigarettes, exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes per day, and avoid alcohol. Your mother should also be routinely controlled by an internist according to the agreement.
That's all information from me. I hope this helps.