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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) and Pre-dialysis Care

2014-11-13 06:18

PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) and Pre-dialysis CareDialysis is required when Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) progresses to Renal Failure, also referring to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). If you have decided to take this treatment, you are recommended to read the following information about pre-dialysis care. It will help you get a better outcome. Any other question, please email to or leave a message below.

What you should know?

Dialysis has two types: Hemodialysis (HD) and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD). Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, so you should consult your doctor for a right choice.

Care agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it be treated. Discuss the treatment options with your caregivers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment.

Getting ready

● Write down the correct date, time, and location of your procedure.

● Ask your caregiver about the dialysis schedule, or how frequently you need to have dialysis.

● Ask your caregiver if you need to stop using aspirin or any other prescribed or over-the-counter medicines before your procedure or surgery.

● Arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure. Do not drive yourself home.

● You may need to have blood and urine tests. Ask your caregiver for more information about these and other tests that you may need.

● Keep low-sodium and low protein diet, but high-quality protein, vitamins and calories are very necessary for you. Consult your dietitian for dietary directions.


Even though dialysis can help you prolong your lifespan, it cannot solve the underlying problem, namely, repairing damage renal tissues. What’s more, during dialysis, you may experience some side effects such as:

● Allergic reaction

● Breath problems

● Vomiting or diarrhea


● Muscle cramps

● Tiredness

● Low or high blood pressure

● Abnormal heart rhyme

● Chest pain

● Swelling

If there is alternative to dialysis, patients can avoid these problems. Fortunately, we have. Natural treatments in our hospital, Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital, treating kidney disease by combining Chinese herbs and western medicines. Based on nearby 30 years of clinic practices, we have much experience on this field, and you can trust us!

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