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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 PKD Cause Renal Failure

2014-01-27 17:15

Can PKD, or Polycystic Kidney Disease cause renal failure? This is the concerned problem of most PKD patients. Follow me to find the answer with this doubt.

Honestly speaking, it’s up to your treatment and attitude to the disease. With efficient treatments and good mood, your disease will develop towards an ideal direction.

Why it can cause renal failure?

For patients with PKD, it is the most terrible ending that their disease develops into renal failure. PKD is a hereditary disease and it has many symptoms, such as high blood pressure, proteinuria and dull pain, etc. Without timely treatment, the cysts will get larger progressively and damage more renal functions. So, it is more likely to develop into renal failure. The symptoms of renal failure is more complex, apart from the above, it usually include belly swelling, back swelling pain, difficult breathing and urinary tract infection. It is much painful for PKD patients.

So, if you find that you or your family member has suffered from these symptoms, go and consult a senior doctor to take efficient treatment to prevent the renal failure.

How to prevent it happening?

A. Prevent and treat complications earlier. High blood pressure, urinary tract infection and cyst fracture are main factors of causing renal failure. You should go to hospital to receive treatment if you have these symptoms seriously.

B. Hot compress therapy. It is a safe and efficient treatment which can prevent epithelial cells making cystic fluid and increase the permeability of cyst wall. So cystic fluid will go out of the body. What is more, it can restore the damaged renal functions. Therefore, you will have a small risk to experience renal failure. If you are interested in the treatment, you can consult online doctor.

C. Life care. Renal failure is a chronic disease which can be controlled by life care to a certain point. You should keep a good mood and have the confidence to conquer the disease. Eat more fruits and avoid high-protein foods and high-sodium foods.

Can PKD cause renal failure? I believe you have known some about it. As long as your heart is bright, there is always a hope. If you want to know more about your disease condition, you can send an email to We are here to help you.

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