A member asked:

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 answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

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.

Answered Sep 21, 2016



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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith answered

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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

Answered Aug 7, 2014



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