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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.

What to Do with Stage 3 CKD Caused by PKD

2013-12-06 11:11

If your stage 3 CKD is caused by PKD, what information should you know? Follow us to see how to live a normal life without dialysis and kidney transplant and we do believe the following information can be helpful.

How does PKD cause stage 3 CKD?

The enlargement of cysts growing on kidneys can oppress the surrounding kidney tissues and gradually makes kidneys ischemic and anoxic. In that case, the kidneys will not work normally. If this state can not be relieved in time, gradually the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) level will be decreased, and kidney function will be impaired. According to GFR level, chronic kidney disease is divided into five stages. Stage 3 CKD means the moderate reduction in kidney function and a person with stage 3 CKD has moderate decrease in GFR level to 30-59ml/min.

The prognosis of stage 3 CKD caused by PKD

Actually stage 3 CKD still can be reversed, so some patients can enhance their GFR level through efficient treatment to avoid dialysis and kidney transplant effectively. While some cases develop End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) after different years. Some related materials have shown that about a half of PKD patients develop ESRD by the age of about 70.

How to help patients with stage 3 CKD caused by PKD?

Though there is no a treatment for PKD, patients should know that a normal life without dialysis and kidney transplant still can be expected. Also they should know that shrinking cysts and recovering renal function become the only way to reverse the condition and live a normal life. If you would like to know what treatment can help achieve this, you can click Home Remedy for Polycystic Kidney Disease to find the answer. If having any follow-up questions, feel free to leave us a message below, we are glad to help.

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