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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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.

Does PKD Lead To Dialysis

2013-05-10 16:02

Does PKD lead to dialysis? I am afraid the answer is Yes. PKD is the most common genetic kidney problem which can progress to kidney failure which usually occurs when people in their 60s. Dialysis plays so far is the major method for kidney failure patients to sustain their life. For this reason, it is necessary for polycystic kidney disease patients to learn how to prevent kidney failure and dialysis.

How does PKD lead to dialysis?

PKD pushes sufferers to dialysis through increasing and enlarged kidney cysts. Cysts in PKD are usually noncancerous but they can put pressure on surrounding kidney tissues. Long-term and heavy oppression from the cyst stop kidney tissues from getting enough nutrition and oxygen from the blood, as a consequence, they become necrotic and lose their working ability gradually.

Kidney is in charge of toxins produced by our body like creatinine and urea nitrogen. Enlarged kidney cysts affect kidney from working properly, leading to high creatinine level and high blood urea nitrogen. When level of toxins in blood increases to a certain value, other organs will be damaged easily. This is the reason why PKD patients are suggested to start dialysis to remove toxins when their illness condition develops to kidney failure stage.

How to prevent dialysis with PKD?

Dialysis is recommended only when there is high level of toxins in blood. Kidneys are take charge of removing toxins out of the blood, so when kidney function is improved effectively, dialysis will be avoided naturally.

The following measures are helpful for PKD patients to live far away from dialysis:

1. Bring all the symptoms like high blood pressure, proteinuria and hematuria under control, so as to protect residual kidney function.

2. Shrink kidney cysts effectively and this will help to avoid further kidney damages.

3. Repair injured kidney intrinsic cells to improve kidney function. When kidney function gets improved, toxins will be removed timely and successfully. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can be applied to increase kidney function.

4. Make diet changes to reduce the production of toxins like creatinine and urea nitrogen. There is no such a food list that is suitable for all the PKD patients as their illness condition differs from case to case. But in general, PKD patients need to limit salt intake and protein intake.

5. Avoid cold and infection which are the leading two aggravating factors of PKD.

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