I find this page by accident. When I click the online consultation, a real doctor just appeared in the video. He answered all my questions and made a detailed analysis of my kidney problem.
I have a question: I have stage five polycystic kidney disease and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is 14. I also suffer from high creatinine level but I do not want to go dialysis. So, what can I for myself?
Hello, sir. Thanks for your inquiry. I’m nephroplogist from the largest nephropathy hospital in China-Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital. For your case, I have made a detailed analysis as the followings and meanwhile I recommend some possible treatment which can help treat your condition without dialysis.
You said your GFR already reduces to 14ml/min, do you know why it keeps declining? Actually this is due to the big cysts press kidney, so the blood couldn’t reach kidney properly. Over time those nephrons could not get enough nutrition so they become withered and damaged, fail to clean your blood, so creatinine increased in your blood. Not only high creatinine, I think your blood pressure probably also increases, right? Your waist line become long, and sometimes you would feel pain on your waist area. Your present discomforts will decline further if no proper treatment given timely.
For your case, we usually use Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and other supportive therapies to restrain the hyperplasia of cystic lining cells, reduce the production of cystic liquid and increase the permeability of cystic wall. So inside liquid can be reabsorbed gradually, and the hard cysts can become soft and small, so its pressure on kidneys can reduce and its blockage to renal perfusion will alleviate. With more blood entering into your kidney, GFR can improve, creatinine and other toxins can be discharged, so you can avoid hemodialysis