Home Care for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Home Care for Polycystic Kidney Disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is an inherited kidney disease. No matter you are in treatment period or recovery period, you need to know some home care information for PKD so as to fight against the disease more bravely. Then how to do home care?

1. To prevent getting a cold

Repeated colds can bring great immune injury to the polycystic kidneys so as to speed up kidney damage. Therefore, PKD patients should take on or put off clothes according to the weather, and it is also recommended to have vaccination to prevent catching a cold.

2. To control blood pressure well

PKD patients often have high blood pressure before renal function is damaged. The present of hypertension can not only speed up kidney function damage, but also cause damage to heart and cerebrovascular system, leading to serious complications. Therefore, it is of great importance to control blood pressure to delay the deterioration of renal function and associated complications.

3. To prevent trauma

Do not move or lift heavy objects; do not do waist twisting activities, and even when riding a bicycle, you need to be careful, because it may sprain your waist and increase abdominal pressure; To keep your belt loose, and not too tight. Be careful not to do strenuous activities to prevent cyst rupture.

4. To prevent fatigue

In case of fatigue, the function of various organs will be affected, resulting in uncoordinated organs, causing complications, accelerating renal injury and deterioration.

5. To have a reasonable diet plan

The reasonable treatment diet of polycystic kidney patients is very important to control the deterioration of renal function. Follow a low salt diet, and every day 2~3 grams of edible salt is appropriate. To eat diet low in potassium and phosphorus. And to limit protein and fat intake. Moreover, to eat more foods high in vitamins and fiber to keep bowel movement smooth.


If you really want to control PKD well, home care should go together with proper medical treatment. The medical treatment can not only help you control high blood pressure, back pain, blood urine and other symptoms, but also shrink kidney cysts and stop their growth so as to protect your kidneys from being damaged further.

Hope the above home care for PKD can help you. If you still have any questions on PKD, you can leave a message below or contact online doctor. We are glad to help.


***Please seek professional medical advise for the diagnosis or treatment of any ailment, disease or medical condition. This article is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a licensed medical professional.***

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