Kidney cysts are round pockets filled with watery fluid. Can they cause kidney damage and elevated creatinine?
How does kidney cysts occur?
Every kidney contain about one million nephrons which is composed of filters called glomeruli and renal tubule. A cyst occur when a single tube expands, often to a very large size.
The common diseases of kidney cysts include Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), medullary sponge kidney and medullary cystic kidney. In some cases, cysts may be found in normal kidneys up to 5 cysts per kidney.
Can kidney cysts cause elevated creatinine?
Whether elevated creatinine will occur depends on the type of kidney disease. If only small and several simple kidney cysts occur, they generally do not cause kidney damage. However, if there numerous cysts grow in kidney, the risk of developing kidney damage is very high. For example, numerous cysts grow in each kidneys in PKD. As the cysts keep growing persistently, approximately 50% of people with PKD will end up with Kidney Failure by age 60.
How to prevent elevated creatinine in kidney cysts?
Elevated creatinine occurs when kidneys are damaged and fail to remove wasts from body adequately. Persistently growing cysts are culprit of kidney damage in kidney cysts. So to prevent elevated kidney cysts, the treatment goal is to treat the large cysts. How to treat?
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is an alternative treatment for kidney cysts. This therapy can kill the epithelial cells of renal tubes in which the cysts grow to stop the cysts from enlarging.
In addition, the effective medicine ingredients can improve the permeability of cyst wall and stimulate the excretion of cystic fluids from the cysts, thus shrinking large kidney cysts.
If the kidney cysts are shrunk and the compression to kidney tissues and cells reduces, no kidney damage will occur. So kidney cysts will not cause elevated creatinine.