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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.

Life Expectancy for Polycystic Kidney Disease Stage 5

2013-04-24 10:21

Life Expectancy for Polycystic Kidney Disease Stage 5Once PKD patients’ condition develops stage 5, their low kidney function may urge them to begin dialysis or do kidney transplant. At this time, most of them may be concerned the life expectancy for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease Stage 5. How long can they live with Stage 5 PKD? Can’t they do anything but only wait to die?

Of course not, there are still something they can do to prolong their life span. Polycystic Kidney Disease is a chronically progressive condition where numerous fluid-filled cysts develop gradually. According to the research, about 50% of people with PKD have stage 5 PKD also known as renal failure by age 60.

For these patients, more than 85% of kidney normal functioning tissues have been replaced by enlarged kidney cysts and then low kidney function can cause build up of many wastes and excess fluid in the body and lead to many other complications. We know patients with PKD die of their severe complications rather than their damaged kidney.

In light of the above analysis, complication control and kidney function improvement is a must to prolong patients’ life span. High blood pressure and proteinuria are two big risks to cause further kidney damage and worsen patients’ condition. Fortunately, a healthy diet and correct medicines can lower high blood pressure and ease proteinuria successfully. Consult the doctor or us timely, if you have one of these two symptoms.

As for kidney function improvement, all of kidney cells have some certain self-curative ability so that they can repair themselves if the damage is slight, otherwise some treatments are needed to increase their self-curative ability. How many damaged kidney cells can be repaired is determined by whether the patients take correct treatment.

In addition, for people who are worried about the life expectancy for Polycystic Kidney Disease Stage 5, shrinking the kidney cysts is also very important. Remember that the higher your kidney function and the smaller your kidney cysts, the longer you can live.

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