Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic condition in which multiple fluid-filled sacs or cysts develop through the kidneys. It is divided into five stages based on the size of cysts. In the late stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease, some symptoms will occur.
Someone with late stage PKD might experience:
- Back pain, flank pain, abdominal pain (from the enlarged kidneys pressing on the abdomen)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Bloody and/or foamy urine
- Kidney infections
- Cysts elsewhere in the body, such as the liver and pancreas
- Abnormal heart valves
- Kidney stones
- Puffy eyes, hands, and feet (called edema or swelling)
-Frequent and urgent urination, especially at night
- Pain or difficulty passing urine
- Varicose veins
Urinary tract infections (UTI) and kidney stones are common among people with PKD. About 20% to 30% of people with Polycystic Kidney Disease develop kidney stones. High blood pressure occurs in about 60% to 70% of people with Polycystic Kidney Disease and for many is the first sign of the disease.
People with late stage of Polycystic Kidney Disease have a 5% to 10% risk of developing an intracranial (brain) aneurysm (bulging in the wall of a blood vessel). Some aneurysms can leak or rupture, causing symptoms such as sudden severe headache, nausea and vomiting, and pain when moving the neck. These symptoms require immediate medical attention.
The above listed are the possible symptoms in late stage of Polycystic Kidney Disease. No matter what symptoms, the most important thing is how to treat them.
Effective treatment for late stage of Polycystic Kidney Disease
In the late stage, the kidney function has been moderately or severely damaged, thus leading to so many symptoms. Medicines and surgery can only control the illness condition temporarily, so they are far from enough. You’d better take treatment to improve kidney function so that you can solve the underlying problem. Here, you can trust Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy that is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is used externally. Many clinical practices have proved it to be natural and effective for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients.