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Why Do PKD Patients Have High Protein in Urine

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-13 11:16

Why Do PKD Patients Have High Protein in UrineIn early stage, PKD patients don’t have protein in urine or foamy urine. However, with the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease, proteinuria may burst. Why do PKD patients have high protein in urine? Follow me to find the answer.

Polycystic Kidney Disease and high protein in urine

PKD is one kidney disorder with numerous cysts developing in kidneys. According to nephrologists, PKD renal cyst results from abnormal proliferation of renal tubular epithelial cells. This is why high blood pressure is usually the first symptom of PKD and patients with early-stage PKD commonly don’t have protein in urine. However, as kidney cysts become larger and larger, they will damage their surrounding kidney tissues including glomerular inherent cells. In this case, patients may find enlarged abdomen and a large amount of protein in their urine.

In conclusion, protein in urine is due to damaged glomerular filtration barrier caused by big kidney cysts.

How to alleviate protein in urine for PKD patients?

The key of the whole treatment is to repair damaged glomerular inherent cells and prevent further kidney damage. According to this requirement, Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy may be useful.

On one hand, it is used maturely to shrink kidney cysts and prevent them from damaging kidney tissues. As one external application remedy, this hot compress therapy aims at expanding blood vessels and increasing the pressure difference inside and outside cystic walls. With this pressure difference, sac fluid can be discharged out of kidneys through blood circulation.

On the other hand, it has an effect of repairing damaged kidney cells and fixing glomerular filtration barrier. Once glomeruli can its work normally, protein will be kept in the blood successfully.

Even though hot compress therapy is helpful to treat PKD and its complications, not all patients are able to use it. If you are interested about this therapy, you can contact us by email at kidney-healthy@hotmail.com or kidneydoctor@hotmail.com.


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