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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.

How to Prevent PKD from Developing Renal Failure

2013-03-21 10:55

Prevent PKD from Developing Renal Failure How to prevent PKD from developing renal failure? So many patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease are eager to know the answer, because PKD is an inherited disorder that usually affects more than one person in patients’ family. Maybe, some patients have seen one of their relative die of PKD, and this urges them to find an effective treatment to keep their kidneys from failing.

Before helping them find the answer, we had better have an overall understanding of this progression. PKD, as a mild disease, usually don’t cause any symptoms in early several decades. With age, nearly 60% of patients who have PKD have high blood pressure by age 20-30, and then high creatinine level easily occurs to warn people of kidney function loss. According to these characteristics, the effective treatment to prevent PKD from developing renal failure are as follow:

1. Control the complications timely

High blood pressure, proteinurine and blood urine are the most common complications of PKD. If these complications are controlled very well, the progression of PKD developing renal failure can be slowed down obviously. Once one or more complications appear, you are suggested to tell doctor immediately and accept correct methods.

2. Arrange a healthy diet

Whether you are just diagnosed with PKD or you have experienced this disease for many years, a scientific diet is always fairly important for your heath. Generally, a low-salt, low-protein, high-vitamin, high-fiber and correct amount of water is recommended for these patients. In addition, if your potassium level or phosphorus level is higher than the normal, you should also limit the intake of potassium or phosphorus.

3. Protect and improve kidney function

Improving kidney function is the ultimate goal, because only if your kidney works normally can you avoid renal failure eventually. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, aiming to shrink patients’ renal cysts and repair damaged but not necrotic kidney cells, has helped many patients avoid or at least delay dialysis. Now, this medical breakthrough has been favored by more and more people with PKD.

To prevent PKD from developing renal failure is not an easy thing that needs the joint effort of doctor and the patient. Don’t lose your heart! We are always here to assist you fight against your disease.

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