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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 Lifespan of a Person with PKD 1

2015-04-02 09:22

What Is the Lifespan of a Person with PKD 1PKD 1 is a protein that is encoded as PKD 1 gene. Another gene is PKD 2. They are associated with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). What is the lifespan of a person with PKD 1.

Information about PKD 1 and PKD 2

PKD 1 gene mutations cause ADPKD type 1, and PKD 2 gene mutations cause ADPKD type 2. Mutations in the PKD 1 or PKD 2 gene lead to the formation of thousands of cysts, which disrupt the normal kidney function and other organs. People with mutations in the PKD 2 gene, particularly women, typically have a less severe form of the disease than people with PKD 1 mutations. The signs and symptoms, including a decline in kidney function, tend to appear later in adulthood in people with a PKD 2 mutation.

Lifespan of patients with PKD 1

Lifespan is affected by many factors including the patient’s age, physical health, age of disease onset, severity of symptoms and complications and medication history, etc.

In general, patients won’t see any symptoms until they are between 30 to 40 years old. On average, some 40% of patients with PKD, by age 60, will not have Kidney Failure, which is the worst risk to life. Without timely treatment, Kidney Failure patients may die within weeks.

How can Polycystic Kidney Disease patients be treated?

The holistic treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients may include dietary changes, lifestyle changes and medications. Here is a general introduction. Any questions, you can add our whatsapp to consult doctors online.

-Diet. PKD patients should avoid spicy foods, alcohol and smoking. Limiting sodium and protein is also necessary if patients have renal insufficiency.

-Medication. In order to treat Polycystic Kidney Disease patients from the root, I recommend you to take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It cannot not only shrink kidney cyst but also can enhance kidney function.

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