Kidney cyst is not a rare phenomenon. More than half of people who are over 50 years old can be diagnosed with one or several cysts on the kidneys. Can cyst on kidney cause left ankle swelling?
Swelling or edema, is a condition where excessive fluid builds up in the body. It usually appears on the face, hands, legs, feet and ankles. Swelling is always associated with high sodium level in the blood.
Enlarged kidney cyst will compress nearby tissues, leading to decreased blood volume in the kidneys. As a result, kidneys are stimulated to secrete more renin and start the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System (RAS). Then the resorption of water and sodium by renal tubules are increased, thus resulting in swelling in the left ankle.
How relieve left ankle swelling due to kidney cyst？
To relieve swelling in left ankle should shrink the enlarged kidney cyst. Traditional ways for this condition include:
● Medicines: Diuretics are prescribed to increase urine output, so that excessive fluid can be removed.
However, most of the patients will see the recurrence within 6 months to one year. More over, further kidney damage occur under this condition.
● Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: It is an innovated therapy in our hospital—Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it can not only shrink kidney cyst but also improve kidney function. So the renal tissues can be repaired and function well to maintain water balance.
● Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are called “universal cells” because it can differentiate into other cells that have specific function. By injecting stem cells into the body, the kidneys can repair themselves adequately so as to inhibit the secretion of cyst fluid.
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