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Suggest treatment for polycystic kidney disease

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: Hi I am suffering from ploycrystic Kidney disease..Came to know during diagonisis of my high BP...Presntly having No problem
I am taking medicine to contol my BP..medicines are -Eritel and CTD-c
Also going for morning walk and evening workout in XXXXXXX daily to control my weight.( My height is 5.7 Feet and present weight 79 Kg (reduced 5 Kg in last 3 month)

Is there any treament available for this for normal funtion of my kidney in future..(Old age). What precaution should I take to avoid any problem realted to this disease....?
Kindly suggest...
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Continue the medications

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query

I understand how concerned you must be about your diagnosis. I will certainly help you with this

Unfortunately, currently, there are no medicines available to retard the progression of the cysts however, fortunately, most patients with this disease do not end up in End-stage renal disease at least till 6-7th decade of life. In other words, it is a very slowly progressing disease. Research are in process and maybe in the next coming years a drug will be released which you can benefit from.

In the meantime here are some instructions

1. Do not fall prey to natural remedies claiming a cure. Some of my patients have come with serious complications. Since this is a genetic defect cure is not possible
2. Control of hypertension and following a low salt diet itself slows the progression
3. Tab Verapamil has proven to benefit the cyst growth, please speak to your doctor and add it to your prescription
4. Continue to exercise and lead a normal healthy lifestyle

I hope I was of help, if you have any further clarifications please get back to me

Regards
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Brief Answer: Continue the medications Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query I understand how concerned you must be about your diagnosis. I will certainly help you with this Unfortunately, currently, there are no medicines available to retard the progression of the cysts however, fortunately, most patients with this disease do not end up in End-stage renal disease at least till 6-7th decade of life. In other words, it is a very slowly progressing disease. Research are in process and maybe in the next coming years a drug will be released which you can benefit from. In the meantime here are some instructions 1. Do not fall prey to natural remedies claiming a cure. Some of my patients have come with serious complications. Since this is a genetic defect cure is not possible 2. Control of hypertension and following a low salt diet itself slows the progression 3. Tab Verapamil has proven to benefit the cyst growth, please speak to your doctor and add it to your prescription 4. Continue to exercise and lead a normal healthy lifestyle I hope I was of help, if you have any further clarifications please get back to me Regards