Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disease and there is no cure or treatment that will stop the cysts from growing. However, there are treatments available to decrease your symptoms and possibly slow the rate of kidney damage. Controlling high blood pressure with medications, diet, and exercise can slow the progression to kidney failure. Pain can be alleviated with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Prompt treatment of urinary tract infections with antibiotics helps prevent further damage to the kidneys due to the infections. When kidney failure occurs, dialysis or a kidney transplant may be needed for survival.
For many people especially young people, Polycystic Kidney Disease is mild and they can live it without any symptom for several decades. However, about 60% of people who have PKD will have high blood pressure by age 20-30. If uncontrolled effectively, about 50% of these patients have renal failure by age 60. To prevent this nightmare, the best treatment is to stop or slow down the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease developing renal failure.
According to the characteristics of PKD, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy has two goals: one is to shrink kidney cysts and the other is to improve kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is created on the basis of TCM and it has overcome its disadvantages through the combination of advanced western medicine and traditional herbal medicine. This treatment, compared with oral herbal medicine, is externally applied on lower back skin so the pesticide effects can reach to the kidney lesion directly.