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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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 People Die From PKD

2014-06-12 06:21

Can People Die From PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder disease, and it is can be passed to the next generation. Since it is a genetic defect, it cannot be treatmentd. Therefore, it surely affects the patient’s lifespan. Can people die from PKD? If so, what is the life expectancy of PKD?

In fact, some patients are fortunate and they can lead a normal life with only minor problems. Many people with PKD have no signs or symptoms, and some people can live their entire life not knowing they have the disease.

However, 50% of patients with PKD have kidney failure by age sixty. When the cyst enlarges to a certain size, usually more than 3cm. It will rupture, leading to many complications and becomes life-threatening. At this time, people may experience urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, liver and pancreatic cysts, abnormal heart valves, high blood pressure, kidney stones, back and side pains and diverticulosis. Problems in other organs, such as the heart and blood vessels in the brain, can cause aneurysms and death even in middle age.

Therefore, how to prevent cyst from enlarging is absolutely important.

Firstly, avoid foods that can trigger the growth of kidney cyst. Foods that PKD patients cannot eat or drink include:

- Plant proteins: Beans, tofu and other bean products

- Salty foods: Pickles, canned foods, sausage.

- Spicy or stimulating foods: Chili, crabs, alcohol, coffee, curry.

- Greasy foods and grilled foods

Secondly, prevent the growth of cysts and shrink the size of cysts. In general, small kidney cysts are harmless for kidney and no treatment is needed to treat them. However, for big kidney cysts, if not shrunk effectively, they will damage kidney tissues and impair kidney function. Chinese herbs like Lei Gong Teng that can stop the formation of cysts in kidneys. Another effective treatment is Mico-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It uses more effective traditional Chinese medicines that can improve the kidney function and shrink renal cysts.

If you are bothering by PKD, you’d better to have a regular test. In order to live a long and good quality life, you should pay much attention to the treatment. Take care!

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