Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease and Slowing the Progress of the Disease

Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease and Slowing the Progress of the Disease
Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease and Slowing the Progress of the Disease

📩 25/09/2023 12:30

Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate provided information about polycystic kidney disease. Abdi İbrahim Otsuka said, “Some patients with polycystic kidney disease may have no complaints or symptoms. In fact, in some patients, the disease may go unnoticed throughout life. In some patients, various complaints and symptoms may develop. As age progresses, the risk of developing complaints and symptoms increases. "The most common among these are kidney (side) pain, bloody urine, signs of urinary tract infection, kidney stone formation and high blood pressure." he said.

"The need for kidney transplantation or dialysis arises before the age of 60"

Stating that patients may experience a gradual decrease in kidney function over many years, Abdi İbrahim Otsuka emphasized that in 5-10 percent of patients who need dialysis treatment due to kidney failure, which may develop in some patients, or who have had a kidney transplant, the cause of kidney failure is polycystic kidney disease. , ”The majority of patients need a kidney transplant or dialysis before the age of 60 on average. Therefore, polycystic kidney disease is an important disease for individual and public health.” said.

Pointing out that the treatment of high blood pressure is very important because the risk of developing kidney failure is higher in people with high blood pressure, Abdi İbrahim Otsuka warned that kidney patients who smoke should definitely not smoke, as kidney failure develops more easily.

Abdi İbrahim Otsuka said that in polycystic kidney disease, the risk of developing urinary tract infection and stone formation is higher than in normal individuals and added: “Sometimes, very severe pain may be encountered due to a stone formed in the urinary tract. In such cases, the patient should definitely contact the nearest health institution and say that he/she has polycystic kidney disease. “In order to reduce this risk, patients are recommended to increase their daily fluid intake.” he said.

"It is possible to slow down the course of the disease"

Abdi İbrahim Otsuka underlined that it is possible to significantly slow down the course of the disease with some measures and continued as follows:

”For example, even with methods such as lifestyle changes (appropriate diet, patients' ideal weight, increased water consumption, not smoking, etc.) and blood pressure control, the course of the disease may slow down and kidney failure may develop at a later age. "In addition, with the recent development of treatments that prevent cyst development or slow down the growth rate of cysts and prolong the course of the disease in the treatment of polycystic kidney disease, the time until dialysis and kidney transplantation can be extended."