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

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

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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.
Dr. James Cain
Dr. James Cain
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alan Haratz
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Haratz
Dr. Alan Haratz
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