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I have polycystic kidney disease pkd diagnosed when i was 14 now i'm 34 i don't take any meds just living a healthy lifestyle. is there any meds?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Meds and PKD: If you have no hypertension or evidence of chronic kidney disease you probably need no medicine now. See a nephrologist to assess your renal function now with a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein to see how good it is now.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Pkd: Adjust diet significantly. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize animal protein to 30 grams per day. Minimize salt. Avoid caffeine. Drink 4 liters of fluid per day. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. Control blood pressure to 130/80. Avoid trauma. Avoid infection. Soy and omega 3 help daily. Taking ACE inhibitors can help and low dose statin can help. Taking tolvaptan can help but with side effect

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