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What's the Lifespan of Patients with PKD

2013-10-05 09:45| Font Size A A A

PKD(Polycystic Kidney Disease) is a genetic kidney disease that slowly develops. There is no exactly curative treatment for it. Patients may ask that what’s the lifespan of patients with PKD?

There are many factors that affect the lifespan of patients with PKD. PKD is a progressive disease because kidney cysts can grow up and increase. The patients’ condition will worsen with the development of the illness. It will finally progress into kidney failure in over 10 years with obvious symptoms. About 50% of PKD patients will get kidney failure at their 50 or 60 years old. At this stage, patients usually are suggested to do dialysis or kidney transplant.

The lifespan of patients with PKD depends on the kidney cysts condition. If the cysts grow too fast and gradually replace the normal kidney tissues, the kidney condition will drop quickly. So the root method to prolong the lifespan is to stop the kidney cysts enlarging and increasing, while to realize this purpose, the basic method is to improve kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmothreapy is an effective treatment to improve kidney function.

PKD will contribute to many complications. Under normal circumstance, the complications are more dangerous to patients life, such as the kidney failure and heart failure, which are the two fatal complications that PKD have. So you need to well control the complications and cope with your doctors to get a better treatment.

Besides the treatment on kidney, you should also take care of the diet for it is also an important part of treatment. You can go for a dietitian to ask for a proper diet for yourself or you can contact the online doctors. Low protein diet and low sodium diet should be followed to lower the burden of kidney. In addition, you should supply enough vitamin to enhance the immunity of your body.

The lifespan of patients with PKD can be prolonged with proper treatment and healthy lifestyle. There is still hope for you. So be positive and you can live a longer life!

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