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Enlarged kidney refers that the kidney’s size is larger than the normal size. Indeed, some disease can cause the the condition. But some patients also have the question: Is enlarged kidney probably compensatory in nature? Do you know the answer? Follow me to find out the truth.
What can cause enlarged kidney?
As we all know, most healthy people have two kidneys which are bean-shaped organs that serve several essential regulatory roles at the same time and they can replace each other. When one kidney cannot work effectively, the other kidney will work harder so as to replace the damaged kidney’s job. Therefore, it has no obvious effects to the normal life and body health when patients have the only one kidney. In order to guarantee the complete kidney function, the one healthy kidney will enlarge in its size when it do the compensatory work. In severe condition, once one kidney cannot afford the huge workload, it is more likely to lead to Kidney Failure. And healthy risks will increases accordingly.
In addition, polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is also one of causes of enlarged kidney. Meanwhile, the condition called hydronephrosis also can induce the condition. Because there are too much fluid building up in the tissues and organs which cannot filter out of the body by the damaged kidneys. If the enlarged kidneys are induced by these type of kidney disease, you’d better to take immediate and effective treatment, so as to stop its progress.
Through the above analysis, enlarged kidney is not only the simple compensation in nature but also implies more serious condition in most condition. Therefore, finding out the underlying causes of enlarged kidney is very important. If you do not know how to deal with the condition, please be free contact us: email@example.com or leave a message below.