There currently is no cure for the cystic disease of the renal medulla. However, there are medications that can be taken to help prevent further complications and improve your quality of life.
If you have been diagnosed with cystic disease of the renal medulla, your doctor will likely prescribe medication to help manage your symptoms. You may be prescribed:
- Pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
•Blood pressure medications such as ACE inhibitors
•Potassium supplements (if necessary)
•Antibiotics like acetazolamide (Diamox), tolvaptan (Samsca) and sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) (to treat infection).
- Medication and lifestyle changes to control high blood pressure and manage pain
•Dietary changes – staying adequately hydrated and reducing salt, protein, cholesterol (fats) and caffeine. However, talk with your doctor or dietitian before making any dietary changes.
•Avoiding contact sports – this is recommended if your kidneys are very enlarged, as a strong knock to your stomach area could cause damage.
•Currently, everyone with MCKD will eventually need treatment for kidney failure. Treatment options for kidney failure include dialysis, kidney transplantation and supportive care.
High blood pressure,Nausea and vomiting,Loss of appetite,Pain in your side, back, or abdomen,Fever
Wilson's disease,Polycystic kidney disease,Medullary sponge kidney,Diabetes insipidus
Captopril (Capoten),Enalapril (Vasotec),Fosinopril (Monopril),Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril),Ramipril (Altace)