Are there alternative treatments for polycystic kidney disease?

There is no cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Treatment is directed toward slowing the disease progression toward kidney failure. A diet low in sodium, fat, protein, and calories may help control blood pressure and slow down kidney damage. Exercise, stress reduction, and quitting smoking can also help control blood pressure.

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