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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 Is the ADPKD Prognosis

2013-03-25 10:34

ADPKD PrognosisADPKD is described as Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease that is a genetic condition where multiple cysts to develop on the kidneys. Because there is no effective treatment to treatment ADPKD completely, the ADPKD prognosis becomes one of these patients’ biggest concerns.

How about the ADPKD prognosis?

ADPKD is most common, life threatening singlegene disease, and it nearly affects 12 million of people worldwide. Even though these people are suffering from one same disease, they have a great difference in their prognosis. In the clinical, about 50% of patients who have ADPKD have renal failure by age 57-73. Some factors including gender, age, the time of patients’ disease onset and the time of first occurrence of hematuria and high blood pressure. If uncontrolled effectively, patients’ prognosis may be worse than they expect. Since ADPKD can’t be treatmentd completely, the best method is to improve patients’ prognosis that can be done at present.

How to improve the ADPKD prognosis?

In order to achieve this goal, controlling the risks and shrinking kidney multiple cysts are both necessary.

With age, some of cysts grow out of control and one of them may rupture. In this situation, high blood pressure and hematuria, most common symptoms of ADPKD, occurs easily. If left untreated, they can accelerate the rate of patients’ condition developing renal failure and cause further kidney damage. Fortunately, a healthy diet and correct medications usually are able to help treat these two symptoms effectively.

To shrink renal cysts,surgery and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy both can remit patients’ medical condition, but each of them has advantages and disadvantages. Surgery can help remove big kidney cysts but may bring some high risks and give more places for small cysts to grow. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is able to shrink all of patients’ renal cysts effectively without any side effects, but it may need a little longer time. According to patients’ specific condition, they should choose the suitable treatment. Tell your condition to the kidney experts online, so they can help you make a decision.

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