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Risks for Polycystic Kidney Disease in Pregnancy

2014-06-06 02:12| Font Size A A A

Risks for Polycystic Kidney Disease in PregnancyEvery woman wants to be a mother, so does women with Polycystic Kidney Disease. Then, can they get pregnant? If so, are there any risks for them and their babies? Is there any way to manage this condition?

PKD is a kind of hereditary disease and it is mainly categorized into two types. But ADPKD is the most common type in adults. Some studies have shown that children of parents who have this disease have 50%~75% chance to get this disease. Fortunately, about 80% of women with this disease have successful pregnancies. However, some women with PKD have a risk for serious complication for themselves and their babies. In order to bear a baby sucessfully, you’d better do the following things well:

1. Control high blood pressure

High blood pressure is big risk for every patient, and women who PKD with high blood pressure develop pre-eclampsia in 40% of pregnancies. It is a life-threatening disorder for both mother and babies. Therefore, well controlled hypertension is very vital for them.

2. Improve kidney function

Reduced kidney function is other risk for dangerous pregnancy. With decline of kidney function, patients may experience hematuria, proteinuria, back pain, urinary changes, poor appetite and so on. These symptoms will aggravate illness condition and the chances of getting a safe pregnancy will be reduced.

The above mentioned are risks for a woman with PKD in pregnancy as well as the treatments. To have a safe pregnancy for women with this disease, Chinese medicine treatment is strongly recommended. You can contact our online doctors to learn more about it or email your test reports renal-disease@hotmail.com. We will provide you an individualized therapy after analyzing them.



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