Daily Archives: November 5, 2019

I have Polycystic Kidney Disease, and I have multiple cysts on each kidney that range from 3cm to 5.5cm in size. To what point or size do my kidneys/cysts have to get to before I can have them surgically treated? I want to be proactive in preventing damage done to my kidneys, and the cysts that are on them are large. Hope all is well,

In general, it is recommended that surgical procedures be avoided in all patients with polycystic kidney disease (PCKD). There are some exceptions for severe painful disease and in some cases prior to transplantation.  Otherwise, you should generally avoid any injury … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Cysts, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Polycystic Kidney Disease

I am kidney transplant recipient for last 6 months. Creatinine is now 1.2. I am also diabetic patient. My height 5 feet 7 inches and weight 70 kgs. Age 63 years. I received organ from living donor. How much water and protein I should take daily? Presently on insulin and immunosuppressant medicine.

You should follow a DASH diet and drink water to your thirst.  It is not necessary to drink a specified amount of water.  You should also follow a low salt diet.  You can review the DASH diet at:  https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/dash-eating-plan

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Diet/Nutrition, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Living Donation, Serum Creatinine, Transplantation