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PKD and Frequent UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

PKD and Frequent UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)PKD stands for Polycystic Kidney Disease which is a genetic illness that can cause so many complications. Living with PKD, you may find you get UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) easily and even if you take effective treatment to bring it under control, this problem relapses easily. Why is this? How is PKD linked to UTI?

UTI is a common complication of PKD

UTI is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract and it can cause so many problems like frequent urination, urgent urination, burning feeling of urination and even blood urine. For healthy people, drinking much more water will help to prevent or alleviate it. If it becomes much more serious, antibiotics can be used. For PKD patients, if they have swelling, they should limit fluid intake, and go to doctor for proper antibiotics.

How is UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) caused in PKD?

Polycystic Kidney Disease causes cyst formation constantly. These cysts are filled with yellow fluid which increases over time. Due to increased fluid, kidney cysts become larger and larger. These kidney cysts damage surrounding kidney tissues, and thus stop kidneys from filtering blood normally, which increases risk for UTI.

Besides, large kidney cysts rupture easily and they may rupture due to mild knock on kidney location. Rupture of kidney cyst also increases risk for Urinary Tract Infection.

How to solve UTI problem with PKD?

In PKD, UTI is due to innumerable large cysts in kidney, so as long as we get these cysts treated effectively, UTI problem can be solved from the root.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a Chinese herbal treatment which can shrink large kidney cysts and keep kidney cysts in small size by making pressure difference and increasing permeability of cystic wall. In this treatment, all the Chinese herbs are used externally on ShenShu area. When we take this treatment, what we need to do is to lie on bed for 30-40 minutes.

UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) is a common complication of PKD, which occurs mainly due to large cysts in kidney, so when kidney cysts are treated effectively, UTI problem is solved effectively as well.

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