If you have ADPKD and your kidney size has grown to 21cm, you must always pay attention to forefront treatment about this disease. Seize every opportunity to get improvement so that your life will be different from other people with Polycystic Kidney Disease. Now, are you ready to learn how tolvaptan helps treat ADPKD?
Tolvaptan and ADPKD
According to practitioners of tolvaptan, this drug is shown to reduce the rate of increase in total kidney volume and kidney cysts, ease some symptoms like back pain and reduce the rate of kidney function decline. If your kidney size has become about 21cm, it is surely the time to slow down the growing rate of kidney volume and even stop it. For this reason, tolvaptan may be a good choice.
However, take efficacy and safety into account. This medication still needs improvement, because of its high discontinuation rate and side effects. Since tolvaptan is still not licensed for ADPKD currently, some other treatments, which are systemic, safe and effective, are also needed to lessen patients’ symptoms and improve kidney function better.
Natural treatments for ADPKD
Here, we mainly have three suggestions. You can choose the correct combination of these treatments with online doctor’s help.
1. Vitamin B3: It is proven that vitamin b3 is effective on inhibiting the activity of SIRT1, which affects the formation and growth of kidney cysts. In our daily life, many foods are good sources of vitamin b3, so you can eat more of these foods, if necessary, some vitamin b3 supplements.
2. Ayurvedic medicines: This old treatment system is originated from India. In recent years, kidney doctors have tried to use this treatment to manage ADPKD especially the relevant symptoms such as back pain and urinary tract infections.
3. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: As a combination of herbs and western medicines, this therapy has a natural and effective effect on reducing kidney size and prompting the discharge of sac fluid. Also, through restoring damaged kidney cells, this treatment can improve ADPKD patients’ kidney function.
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