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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Does Blood Work Show Polycystic Kidney Disease

2018-09-29 08:18

Does Blood Work Show Polycystic Kidney DiseaseDoes blood work show polycystic kidney disease (PKD)? If you want to know whether you have this disease or not, simple blood work is not enough. Now go on reading to learn more information.

About blood work for kidney patients

If you are suspicious of kidney disease, your doctor may tell you to do blood tests. Blood tests for kidney function measures the levels of electrolytes and waste in your blood. They measure waste products such as creatinine and blood urea. Creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism. Blood urea is leftover when your body breaks down proteins. When your kidneys are working properly, they excrete both substances. And routine blood tests is to look for anemia or signs of infection.

To diagnose PKD, you need imaging tests.

-Abdominal ultrasound. It is not invasive, because it uses sound waves to look for kidney cysts.

-Abdominal CT scan. It can detect smaller cysts in the kidneys.

-Abdominal MRI scan. This MRI uses strong magnets to image your body to visualize kidney structure and look for cysts.

We all know that the earlier you detect the disease, the better your prognosis, because you have enough time to prevent further kidney damage. With PKD, the main problem is the growing renal cysts. As long as you stop their growth, you can protect your kidney function well. In Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we often use Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This treatment can penetrate the micronized herbs into polycystic kidneys directly to take effect. It can restrain the abnormal activity of renal tubular epithelial cells and lining cells to stop the growth of renal cysts. It can also speed up blood circulation, and increase permeability of cyst wall and pressure difference inside and outside so that fluid can be drawn out, and then renal cysts will shrink.

Does blood work show PKD? No, it cannot. Blood work can only help you know how well your kidneys are functioning. To have a clear diagnosis of PKD, you should combine several tests together. For more information on PKD, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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