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What Job Can I Do with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-12-11 14:17| Font Size A A A

What Job Can I Do with Polycystic Kidney DiseaseWhen diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, I’m sure that one of your worrying issues is whether you can continue to work or not. Wanna the answer? Then, please read on and you will benefit from the passage.

Polycystic Kidney Disease is an inherited disorder characterized by the growth of multiple cysts on the kidneys. And these cysts are filled-fluid and over time, they can become big enough, thus oppressing the kidney and surrounding tissues and organs. In the condition, patients are suggested to have a more rest and take the effective treatment as early as possible. Well then, does it mean you must give up your job when diagnosed with PKD?

Of course not. As a matter of fact, whether you can continue to do your work depends on what stages of PKD you are in. Here are three situations as your reference. By the way, you can mail us to renal-disease@hotmail.com for an individualized suggestion.

Continue to do your job if you are in the early stage of PKD.

In the early stage of PKD, patient do not experience any symptoms or discomforts. And the cysts is still small in sizes and they do not damage the kidneys. What’s more, our kidneys are endowed with strong compensatory ability even though they are not functioning at 100%, the kidneys will work harder to guarantee our body health.

Choose proper job if you are in the moderate stage of PKD.

When PKD progresses into moderate stage which is characterized with moderate decreased glomerular filtration rate. And in the stage, the cysts begin to grow and cause some obvious symptoms like high blood pressure, back pain, flank pain, swelling, fatigue and so on. Therefore, if your work needs to consume a lot of energy, you should consider changing your job. What’s more, you should pay attention to have a rest.

Give up your work if you are in the end stage of PKD.

In the end stage of PKD, you are suggested to give up your work and dialysis may be applied. Because in the stage, the enlarged cysts are more likely to rupture. Once the cysts burst, the cystic fluid will leak out and flow into spaces of various organs along with blood circulation. Meanwhile, patients also suffer from blood urine, severe back pain, urinary tract infection, kidney infection and so on. Therefore, to protect remaining renal function, you’d better to quit your job and take effective treatment.



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