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Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Use Diuretics

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Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Use Diuretics Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), short for PKD, is a kind of inherited disease which is characterized multiple cysts growing in the kidneys. One of obvious symptoms is the swelling or edema, well then, can polycystic kidney disease use diuretics?

Now, let’s have a discussion of diuretic.

A diuretic is any substance that promotes the production of urine. In medicine, diuretics are used to treat heart failure, liver cirrhosis, water poisoning and certain kidney disease.

Can you use diuretic with PKD?

Actually, in some cases, some diuretics can be used for treating some symptoms for Polycystic Kidney Disease. You suffer from swelling due to poor kidney function, diuretic also can be recommend to you. In addition, it also can help patients in many aspects such as high blood pressure (hypertension), swelling or edema, hypercalcemia and diabetes insipidus. To some extent, it can help patients relieve symptoms and slow down progression of illness condition.

Well then, is there any considerations when taking diuretics?

Of course! As a matter of fact, diuretics are helpful to control the symptoms rather than solve the root problem, namely kidney damage. And a long-term of taking diuretics can cause numerous side effects. Therefore, the dosage of diuretic should be adjusted along with the different illness condition. You are welcomed to talk to Online Doctor or leave us a message below to tell patients’ current symptoms, then medical advise will be given.

Compared to chemical medicines, I prefer recommending natural herbs to you such as dandelion root, garlic and Uva Uris and so on. Here we will introduce a systemic treatment called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It not only can shrink kidney cysts, but also can repair kidney damage from the root. To know more detailed process, please be free to contact us and our email is available for you.

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