On 5mg. Percocet for my polycystic kidney disease &works great. New dr. Wants to change to Vicodin but current plan is fine. What do I tell new dr.?

Ask, don't tell. I sense how worried you are that if it doesn't work as well, you'll suffer. But long term use of percocet can damage your liver and that is serious. Ask for help to feel confident about the new strategy and see if they agree to a trial evaluation only. Here's info on PKD: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycystic-kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20028831 Be diplomatic and ask ?s.

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Hey, can you tell me general information about the polycystic kidney disease?

See below. It is an inherited disorder involving kidneys and other systems like liver, pancreas, brain etc. People develop high bp. The kidneys fail and about half go on dialysis around 60 yrs of age. There are multiple cysts on both kidneys which can rupture causing pain, bleeding etc. It can get infected sometimes. Please look at the web site http://www.Pkdcure.Org/. Read more...
Pkd. PKD is autosomal dominant. It is passed easily. Kidneys form cysts. Kidneys enlarge. Function can decline. BP can rise. Infection and bleeding can happen. Some people have kidney pain. Very healthy diet is essential. Drink 4 liters fluid per day. Avoid caffeine. Eat low salt. Get checked every 6-12 months. Read more...

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is polycystic kidney disease?

Inherited problem. Polycystic kidney disease is something you inherit from a parent. If you know you have it, you will want to learn as much as you can about monitoring and protecting your kidney function. You will also want to learn about the treatment of kidney failure. Many people with polycystic kidneys receive kidney transplants - which is probably the best of all options when kidneys aren't working. Lgromkomd. Read more...

Could you tell me what is the life expectancy for someone with polycystic kidney disease?

Here are some... On average, some 40% of patients with PKD, by age 60, will not have kidney failure, which is the worst risk to life. But, a basket of gifts from healthy lifestyle without overindulgence + available good medical advice + willingness to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty + hope to get kidney transplant will render patients the best possible help and hope. Best wish... Read more...

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?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

For centuries children and adults did ok treating polycystic kidney disease with home remedies. Why can't i?

These are not enough. Your outcome will be far better with close medical follow up. Aggressive treatment of hypertension results in slowing the progression of kidney failure. Complications such as cyst bleeding, pain, infections, and kidney stones are best managed by your physician. As kidney function worsens over time, your physician can guide you in preparing for dialysis and /or transplantation. Read more...
We know more now. Polycystic kidney disease has been around for a while, home therapies had the advantage of not being scientifically tested. Thisdisease also causes different degrees of illness in different victims, fooling docs into thinking that the "home remedy" was effective, when the disease was just not as bad in that patient. Home remedies should be used with the help of a doctor. Read more...
Sure. And their expected lifespan was about 25-30 years in that era.Many of these remedies just gave people something to do. Think about it. Read more...

Hi, I am 52, have polycystic kidney disease with too many cysts to mention on both kidneys. I also have a 7.2x5.9cm mildly complex cyst (drain?)

Complex renal cyst. There are different types of of complex kidney cysts. Some could be observed but some could be cancerous. I don't recommend draining of asymptotic renal cyst, especially a complex one. I will be happy to discuss it further with you. Read more...

Polycystic kidney disease related to pcos?

No. They are separate disorders. Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder due to a specific genetic alteration. In pckd, a small number of patients get cysts in the liver as the only other organ affected. The cause of cysts in the ovaries is a completely different process and they are not related. However, both can occur in the same individual. Read more...