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Daily Care Tips for People with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-03-09 23:54| Font Size A A A

Daily Care Tips for People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Until now, even if there is no cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease, it is still of great importance to take good care of the patients to slow down its progression. In this article, you will find more information about the effective daily care tips:

1. Rational use of drugs Mostly, drugs are used to alleviate the symptoms. However, some patients may stop using them when they feel better. What’s worse, some medicines may cause damage to the kidneys. So, it is essential to take drugs under the guidance of doctors and avoid nephrotoxic drugs. In this way, the desired effect can be attained.

2. Well-balanced diet To avoid further deterioration of kidney function, it is very important to stay away salted foods, spicy foods(hot pepper, wine, shrimp, crab and so on), the leftovers, bean products, high protein foods, greasy foods, etc. Meanwhile, they need to eat some fresh fruits and vegetables to add enough vitamins and minerals. For personalized advice, please fell free to click the Live Doctor!

3. Pay attention to rest As the disease progresses, the cysts will become bigger and bigger, to avoid abdominal trauma and cyst rupture, they should avoid strenuous activities and pay attention to rest. Besides, they should do some check-ups regularly, such as, blood test, urine test, kidney function test and B ultrasound.

4. Establish confidence in conquering the disease Due to the genetic factor and the possible discomforts, patients can become pessimistic, which can influence the health outcomes largely. To obtain good therapeutic effect, they should establish confidence in conquering the disorder.

5. Prevent various infections Except for the above tips, PKD patients also need to prevent various infections, such as, urinary tract infection, upper respiratory tract infection, cyst infections, etc.

After the above introduction, we believe you have formed a basic understanding about the daily care tips for polycystic kidney disease. Any follow-up questions, please inform us by leaving us a message below.

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