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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.

When Do I Need Dialysis With Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-11-09 10:55

Dialysis For Polycystic Kidney DiseaseDialysis is recommended, when the kidney function decline and kidneys cannot work well. PKD is a leading cause for kidney failure. When do i need dialysis with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Dialysis and Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic kidney disease is a medical condition in which the kidneys are characterized numerous cysts. The cysts grow up gradually, as the cyst fluids keep producing. Without a good control, the cysts will get the nearby kidney tissues affected, which cause kidney function decline.

If the medical condition cannot be controlled, the kidney damages will spread, causing Kidney Failure finally.

When do I need dialysis with polycystic kidney disease?

Whether dialysis is needed or not, depends on your own conditions, which get your PKD type, symptoms, complications, lab value results involved.

- If you suffer from severe high blood pressure, diabetes, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with PKD, dialysis will be suggested as soon as possible.

- if you have severe symptoms as follows: drowsiness, lags in response, cramps, nausea, vomiting, hemorrhagic tendency (in skin, mucosa, digestive tract), serious acidosis, severe swelling, heart failure, pulmonary edema etc, you are suggested to take dialysis.

- if you happen to be a person with advanced age, dialysis may be recommended.

- if you have high serum potassium level, which keeps in the high level over than 6.5mmol/L after treatments, dialysis is also necessary.

Dialysis can help decrease the occurrence rate of PKD complications and death rate. Also, dialysis can help alleviate the symptoms, slow down the development of PKD, as well as help prevent further kidney damages etc.

Not always dialysis is the only choice. Good news is that there is alternative treatments for PKD patients. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is suggested, for it uses specific herbs which can help shrink the cysts on kidneys naturally. It gives patients a chance to live a full life with PKD.

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