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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.

How Long Can You Live on Dialysis with PKD

2013-08-02 16:18

How Long Can You Live on Dialysis with PKDDialysis is a life-sustaining therapy for PKD patients whose illness condition has aggravated to end stage. Faced with the beginning of dialysis, how long you can live on dialysis with PKD must be one of your biggest concern.

Dialysis and Polycystic Kidney Disease

Generally, it needs a long time that PKD progresses to kidney failure where dialysis may be suggested to begin. This means PKD patients’ kidneys won’t fall into complete failure suddenly. With the decline of GFR (glomerular filtration rate), PKD worsens gradually. In clinical, patients may need to start dialysis when their GFR drops to 15ml/min or less.

As the impaired kidneys can’t do their work optimally, dialysis is required to help eliminate waste products and toxins from the body, so as to reduce the workload on kidney.

How long can you live on dialysis with PKD?

The answer for this question is complex, because it is decided by patients’ specific condition, complications and GFR level. If patients’ complications are controlled very well and their kidney function isn’t damaged thoroughly, their life span is usually more than 5 years, sometimes above 10 years.

If you still have some kidney functioning tissues, the thing you should do immediately is to improve your GFR level. As long as a part of your damaged but not necrotic kidney inherent cells recover to work, you may prevent or get rid of dialysis successfully.

How to prolong end-stage PKD patients’ life expectancy?

To achieve this goal, blood pollution therapy is one remedy worth a try. This therapy aims at correcting blood circulation before repairing damaged kidney tissues. With various blood purification methods and external application medicines, blood pollution therapy can remove waste products and toxins from the blood radically, thus providing a good basis for the following treatment.

Then, herbal medicines, which can prompt damaged cells’ self-repair and the regeneration of new tissues, are used. After finishing the whole treatment, patients’ illness condition can be improved largely, and their life span can also be prolonged.

If you want to live without dialysis and are interested about this therapy, you can first learn more about it from the online doctor or leaving a message to us.

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