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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 Polycystic Kidney Disease Cause Death

2013-05-15 15:27

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Cause DeathCan Polycystic Kidney Disease cause death? Once you or you loved ones are diagnosed with PKD, you must concern the answer of this question. According to different inherited ways, PKD is divided into ARPKD and ADPKD. Both of them are life-threatening and can cause death. Knowing the causes and relative managements is able to prolong your life expectancy.

How does ARPKD cause death?

ARPKD, which is found in children, is especially progressive. In some cases, it leads to death at birth or in early childhood that depends on the severity of these children’s condition. Even though some one can live in a relatively good health, he/she has to look for a kidney transplant around age 18. At present, no specific treatment can prolong these children’s life span except kidney transplant.

How does ADPKD cause death?

According to relative survey, approximately one in every 400 to 1,000 people is affected with ADPKD. This kind of Polycystic Kidney Disease progresses chronically. Patients who have ADPKD can live without any symptom in the first several decades. However, over time, more and more kidney cysts develop in the kidneys and cause many symptoms. Among them, kidney failure is the biggest life-threatening factor for these patients, and next is infection, cardiac disease and ruptured brain aneurysm. If you want to avoid death due to the above factors, the following information is quite useful for you.

Control complications of PKD timely and effectively: High blood pressure and infections due to ruptured kidney cysts are two biggest risks to aggravate your condition. A healthy diet with low salt and enough, scientific lifestyle and correct medicines can help control them very well. As for detailed suggestions, you can tell us your specific condition through leaving a message or send email to

Stoping your PKD from developing renal failure: This step is the key to prolong your life span. As the progression of PKD is due to the growth of kidney cysts, the effective treatment should be the one that can both shrink all the kidney cysts and improve your kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy just provide a new hope for these patients. Using it correctly, you will find you can live as long as the general population.

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