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Can Vitamin B3 Slow Down Cyst Growth for PKD Patients

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-01-02 09:25

Can Vitamin B3 Slow Down Cyst Growth for PKD PatientsIf you are diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease and pay close attention to the development of modern medicine, you may know vitamin B3, or niacin, can help to slow down cyst growth for PKD patients.

Vitamin B3 and Polycystic Kidney Disease

According to recent clinical researches, the onset and growth of kidney cysts for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients has an intimate link with SIRT1, one special protein in the gene. Vitamin B3 is able to inhibit the activity of SIRT1, so as to reduce the cyst formation in PKD patients’ kidneys. However, the effect of vitamin B3 is limited that means only depending on vitamin B3 can’t slow down cyst growth for PKD patients as effectively as we expect.

How to shrink kidney cyst for PKD patients obviously?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is one inherited kidney disorder, characterized by numerous sac-fluid cysts in kidneys. Within these patients’ kidneys, one type of cell, called cystic lining epithelial cells, is in charge of secreting sac fluid to make kidney cyst larger and larger. According to this characteristic, kidney experts find some medicines are able to drain sac fluid and prevent the recurrence of kidney cysts.

1. Semen plantaginis and lalang grass rhizome: Through increasing the permeability of cystic walls and enhancing the pressure difference inside and outside kidney cysts, sac fluid can be discharged out of the body via circulatory system.

2. Ground beeltle and rhizoma sparganii: As introduced by doctors of TCM, these medicines can help inhibit the secretion of cystic lining epithelial cells so that PKD renal cysts can’t continue to grow again.

Of course, many other medicines are also needed to assist the whole treatment. In addition, the correct dosage is the key. To find out what medicines can help shrink your kidney cysts or slow down their growth, you can consult the doctor online.


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