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Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Treatment Information
Treatment for polycystic kidney disease centers on controlling blood pressure and managing symptoms. Options include:
- Medicine. Research shows that blood pressure medicines called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) help limit kidney damage while also lowering your risk for heart disease. We may prescribe blood pressure medicines even if your blood pressure is normal. We work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that helps your condition without too many side effects. You may need a combination of medicines for best results.
- Lifestyle changes. A low-sodium diet can reduce stress on your kidneys. Exercise and a low-fat diet can help control your blood pressure. Our dietitians work with you to develop a nutrition plan that is gentle for your kidneys and good for your overall health. We may prescribe a specific diet based on your needs.
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Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Support Services
Understanding polycystic kidney disease can help you manage it effectively. Learn more from these resources:
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National Kidney Foundation
This nonprofit organization outlines the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of polycystic kidney disease and many other conditions.
This nonprofit group provides patient-friendly answers to common questions about polycystic kidney disease.