What is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disease that causes the growth of several cysts in the kidneys. These cysts are filled with fluid. People with Polycystic Kidney Disease may have thousands of cysts in their kidneys at a time. The weight of a kidney that is filled with cysts can be 20 to 30 pounds.

However, if the cysts keep on growing or if they get too big, they cause severe damage to the kidneys. 

In the polycystic kidney, the DNA gets damaged, and it becomes difficult to change the DNA, but yes, it can be managed with the help of Ayurveda medicines and a healthy diet.

It becomes important for a patient to understand the causes that are damaging the kidneys, as neglecting the disease can lead to dialysis and kidney transplants. In allopathic treatment, doctors prefer dialysis as it develops in DNA.

Dialysis and transplants are both quite expensive treatments. Some patients can’t get this treatment. Patients may lose healthy material along with waste material from the body. 

Polycystic kidney damages the kidney of patients and the liver, and dialysis can make it worse. 

Symptoms may likely to recognize, such as high blood pressure, back or side pain increased size of your abdomen due to enlarged kidneys, Kidney stones, and a swollen abdomen are common.

Types of Polycystic Kidney Disease :

Abnormal genes led to polycystic kidney disease, which means that the disease runs in families in most cases. Sometimes, a genetic variation occurs on its own (spontaneous) so that no parent has a copy of the mutated gene.

Both types of polycystic kidney disease are non-curable, but they can be cured by Ayurveda treatment and a healthy diet, and a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we plan a diet chart for each patient. 

    * Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) 

    * Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD)


Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is considered as the most common type of PKD. ADPKD may happen individually, which means that a child has a chance to be born with ADPKD, even when the parent even has it. 

Cysts form only in the kidney due to ADPKD, and Signs or symptoms of ADPKD usually create between the ages of 30 and 50. If one parent has ADPKD, the chance of getting the disease becomes 50% for their children.

  • Kidney failure
  • Urine infections
  • Cysts in the Liver
  • Cysts in your pancreas
  • Heart problems

Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD)

Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD) is a much less common form of PKD. In this case, a child is more likely to have this disease and can be born with the disease only when both parents having the gene that causes it.

Cysts are formed in both the kidney and liver due to ARPKD. Symptoms of the disease may begin before birth and can cause life-threatening problems in infants.

  • Kidney failure at the early age 
  • Liver damage at the early age 
  • High blood pressure
  • Urine infections

What are the Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease?

If you see these symptoms, that means it is time to meet a doctor for treatment.


Polycystic kidney disease symptoms can include:

  • High blood pressure 
  • Pale skin color 
  • Back or side pain 
  • Frequent urination 
  • Blood in your urine 
  • Anemia 
  • Joint pain 
  • Fullness in the abdomen
  • Increased size of your stomach due to enlarged kidneys
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Kidney failure
  • Urinary tract
  • Kidney infections

Which tests can tell if one is diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease?


There are many ways to identify Polycystic Kidney Disease that includes:-

  • Physical Examination – it can identify symptoms such as high blood pressure or increased kidneys.
  • Blood Tests – it is a test to know the functionality of the kidney.
  • Urine Tests – In kidney disease, blood and protein loss through urine. So they may be found in the urine.
  • Ultrasound – It is a simple test that can identify even very small cysts.
  • Genetic testing: In Polycystic Kidney Disease, this test becomes required because it is a genetic disorder.
Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment in Ayurveda:

Ayurvedic treatment includes consuming herbs, shrubs, oils, spices, and modifications in diet and lifestyle.

With SRIAAS- SR Institute of Advanced Ayurvedic Sciences, people will know the authenticity of Ayurvedic treatment for kidney diseases like chronic kidney diseases, Acute kidney disease, IgA Nephropathy, Nephrotic syndrome.


Ayurveda is the science of life that addresses its roots from the Indian subcontinent. There are famous mythological stories of herbs and shrubs that have cured wounds, diseases, and ailments. 

Ayurvedic treatment is purely based on healing the root causes of any disease. 

But we will tell you the tremendous treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease in Ayurveda. 

Here are some tips for the people who are suffering from PKD

Adopt a healthy diet: A healthy and proper diet plays a key role in every treatment. Ayurveda works on the causes of disease. People with kidney disease, including PKD, should take a suggestion about which foods, vegetables, and drinks they can add to their diet plan.

Having a Proper and healthy diet helps to provides all the vitamins, protein, and minerals naturally so that patients can recover soon.

Diet should be easily digestible and absorbable. At SRIAAS, we provide personalized diet charts to our patients. It helps reduce the causes that damage the kidney, such as Creatinine level, Urea level, and potassium level. 

Staying hydrated:  The patient needs to drink sufficient fluids, preferably plain water, when they notice blood in their urine. Consuming the right amount of fluid may help slow PKD’s progress toward kidney failure. 

Herbal medications: Ayurveda treatment helps to keep the whole body safe healthy. It doesn’t even affect any other organ.

Ayurveda medicines are made of minerals, metal substances, and herbal compounds. In this medication, there are no chemical products included.

Have one cup of fruit: Our Doctor suggests the whole fruit instead of drinking juice because one glass of juice contributes 3 to 4 fruits maximum, and we have to eat only one fruit at a time.

Yoga, breathing exercise: Patients can perform breathing exercises such as Anulom, Vilom, and Pranayam medication to increase the oxygen level and helps to manage high blood pressure. 

Reduce Pain: Cysts can cause severe pain in the stomach, extreme back, and leg pain. Patients can control the pain of polycystic kidney disease with herbal medication.

We provide Herbal syrups and powders to reduce pain. If the patient is getting repeated or severe back and kidney pain, do not consider it normal. Contact the Doctor on an immediate basis.  

Controls High Blood Pressure: Controlling high blood pressure can pause the progression of the disease and slows down further kidney damage.

Combining a low-sodium, low-fat diet that’s average in protein and calorie content with exercise and overcoming stress may help to control high blood pressure.

However, many people believe that medications are usually needed to control high blood pressure, but they can be managed by yoga and breathing exercises.  

Herbal tea: Instead of taking tea or caffeine, patients need to take herbal tea. Herbal tea contains a blend of herbs, spices, ginger, and other addition of tea leaves. It works best in the treatment of PKD in patients.

Garlic: It is quite healthy and the best thing to consume if someone is suffering from PKD. It reduces stress and helps in reducing the size of the cysts in the kidney.

Improve your sleep quality: Not just kidney patients; even everyone should take enough sleep. Quality sleep means 8 hours of continuous sleep.

Why Ayurvedic treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease bounds to take precautions?

Ayurvedic treatment requires a lot of determination and dedication to come out of hideous diseases like Polycystic Kidney Disease. These precautions are not hard to follow but should be taken seriously throughout the treatment:

  • Kidney Patients should avoid the consumption of foods that are the powerhouse of potassium, protein, and sodium.
  • Should avoid having foods that are processed and frozen.
  • Stay away from alcohol and drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of antibiotics and painkillers.
  • Do not smoke, not just cigarettes but all the means of smoking.
  • Consume only fresh fruits and fresh vegetables.
  • One should always stay hydrated but don’t overdo it.
  • Patients should avoid weight lifting and strenuous exercises.
  • Practice yoga and meditate for an hour at least. These days, people are inclined towards maintaining a healthy body and mind. So choosing Polycystic Kidney Disease Ayurvedic Treatment won’t be a difficult decision to make.

What are we actually providing?

At SRIAAS, we provide KFRT treatment that means Kidney Function Restoration Treatment. With the help of KFRT treatment, we work on the root cause of the kidney disease by following 3 steps: 

  1. Work on the cause of kidney failures like high blood pressure and diabetes 
  2. Restores the functioning of the kidney.
  3. Creatinine and Urea level reduces, and kidney function increases.

Here is the No.1 Kidney Failure treatment in Ayurveda. Our Ayurveda medication includes a healthy personalized diet chart and Ayurveda herbal medicines.

Our Doctor aims to cure and save kidneys without transplant and dialysis. Our treatment has the potential to stops dialysis and transplant of kidney failure patients. Thus, we will be blessed to save one more kidney.

You can read more blogs about other kidney problems.

  1. Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment in Ayurveda

  2. Acute Renal Disease Treatment

Disclaimer: This piece of information is for your reference only. Kindly consider having the consent of your dietician and physician before implying it to you. 

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