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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.

Kidney Transplant Alternatives for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-06-25 11:15

Kidney Transplant Alternatives for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseWhen PKD patients’ condition develops kidney failure, they may have to face kidney transplant. However, many people come across the problem of finding a matched donor. Are there kidney transplant alternatives for End Stage Polycystic Kidney Disease?

In PKD, numerous cysts cover in kidneys. In the early stage, these cysts are small in size that commonly don’t cause any symptom or kidney damage, but with the growth of kidney cysts, the continuous enlargement of kidney cysts will compress their surrounding tissues, leading to less blood flowing into kidneys. Without enough blood and oxygen, more and more kidney cells fail and patients have to do dialysis or kidney transplant.

From the above analysis, we can know treatments that can replace kidney transplant must be able to increase the blood flow into kidneys and repair the damaged kidney cells. Here, there are two alternative options to kidney transplant for End Stage PKD: Immunotherapy and the therapy of blood stasis.

Immunotherapy: It aims at purifying patients’ blood while increasing the damaged kidney cells’ self-curative ability. With the help of blood purifications and herbal medicines, Immunotherapy indeed can achieve its goals. What’s more, it also has an effect on extending patients’ blood vessels, increasing the blood flow into kidneys and regulating patients’ immune system. With enough nutritions and increased self-curative ability, more and more damaged kidney cells recover to work.

The therapy of blood stasis: Different from Immunotherapy, it emphasizes treating patients’ abnormal blood circulation before repairing the damaged kidney cells. Through eliminating the waste products both in the blood vessels and sticking to vascular walls, the therapy of blood stasis can cleanse patients’ blood much more thoroughly than dialysis. This can provide a good basis for the following treatment. In such a clean internal environment, some medicines are used to prompt the regeneration of new kidney tissues. Therefore, finishing the treatment, patients’ kidney function will be improved largely.

Both of the above two therapies are able to help PKD patients improve their kidney function so as to avoid kidney transplant. No matter which therapy you want to try, make sure you have consult the online doctors.

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