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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.

Can You Live a Normal Life With Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-07-18 06:08

Can You Live a Normal Life With Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder which is characterized by multiple cysts on the kidneys. This is a serious kidney disease. Without timely and proper treatment, it will disturb your normal life and in some cases, it is fatal. What if you take timely and effective treatment? Can you live a normal life with PKD? Even though PKD cannot be treatmentd, you can still live a longer and better life if you do as follows.

1. Have a regular test

Do not look down upon it, because it is the basic step to get a better outcome. You should know that the cyst is progressive with age. Even you have a good life style and you never eat bad foods, not smoke or not drink alcohol, you can still see a growth of the renal cyst. Do not worry! Small cyst won’t cause problems unless it grows to more than 3-5cm. At this time, you just need a regular test to check the cyst and your kidney function. You can still live normally as others.

2. Developing a healthy diet

Generally speaking, people with Polycystic Kidney Disease are required to have a low-salt and low-protein diet. Yet, you also need high-quality protein to provide energy for your body.

3. Avoid strenuous exercise

Some strenuous exercise such as basketball, football, and box-kicking that involve body contacts are very dangerous for you, because those activities will increase the risk of cyst rupture. If so, immediate treatment is needed, and it will worsen your illness condition. You can do some mild activities. You can consult your doctor or our experts online.

4. Keep an optimistic and positive attitude

Under no circumstances should you lose hope. We will try every effort to help you. We have innovative therapies and we have the confidence that we can give you a better life here. Welcome your consultation. We are always by your side.

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