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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.

Does Polycystic Kidney Disease with GFR 59 Mean Stage 3 PKD

2015-06-03 10:00

Does Polycystic Kidney Disease with GFR 59 Mean Stage 3 PKDIn clinic, Polycystic Kidney Disease can be divided into five stages, according to the kidney cyst growth. Does Polycystic Kidney Disease with GFR 59 mean Stage 3 PKD?

What does GFR 59 mean?

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has five classifications base on the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) levels. Stage 3 CKD is characterize by GFR ranging from 30 to 60 ml/min.

Actually, there is no exact boundary of the stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease. In general, Stage 3 Polycystic Kidney Disease patients have a rapid growth of kidney cyst.

Possible symptoms of PKD patients with GFR 59

-Enlarged kidneys. The kidneys are surrounded by large fluid-filled sacs, leading to enlarged kidneys.

-Back pain, side pain, or abdominal pain. Pain is one the most common symptoms in Polycystic Kidney Disease. A large kidney cyst presses nearby organs, stretching the renal capsule, thus causing chronic and persistent pain.

-Blood in urine. When kidney cyst ruptures or the tiny blood vessels on cyst walls burst, blood in urine is seen.

-High blood pressure. About half of Polycystic Kidney Disease will have high blood pressure.

-Impaired kidney function. GFR 59 means the kidneys are moderately damaged. As a result, patients will have some symptoms such as frequent and urgent urine, proteinuria (foamy or bubbly urine), nausea, vomiting, bad taste in mouth, restless leg and skin itching, etc.

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Treatment for PKD patients with GFR 59

Treatment goal should include shrinking kidney cyst as well as protecting kidney function. Over-the-counter medicines or surgery cannot achieve that goal. In that case, I recommend you to take traditional Chinese herbs. If you are interested in this natural treatment, please be free to contact with us.

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