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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.

How About Polycystic Kidney Disease Prognosis

2013-04-26 16:16

As a genetic kidney disorder, Polycystic Kidney Disease usually affect more than one family member in patients’ condition. Even if they haven’t noticed any severe complication, they are fairly concerned about the Polycystic Kidney Disease prognosis and their life expectancy. Usually, their own conditions and accepting treatments determines their prognosis.

Polycystic Kidney Disease prognosis with complication control

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a chronically progressive condition. According to research, about 60% of PKD patients have high blood pressure by age 20-30, and nearly 50% of PKD patients have renal failure by age 60. In the early stage, controlling high blood pressure very well can slow down the deteriorating rate of PKD developing renal failure. A healthy diet and correct anti-hypertensive agents can help keep blood pressure range in the normal level and improve patients’ prognosis. However, if only treating high blood pressure, fluid-filled cysts will continue to develop in the kidney, that is to say, patients have to face kidney failure in the future.

Polycystic Kidney Disease prognosis with surgery

With the growth of kidney cysts, more and more kidney normal tissues will be replaced by enlarged kidney cysts, and some severe complications occur easily. In this situation, some patients try to rely on surgery to remove their large cysts. Here, we must affirm that surgery indeed can remove big kidney cysts in a short time and ease patients’ condition obviously. However, after the surgery, small kidney cysts can grow more quickly with enough places. In addition, some kidney tissues are more likely to loss during the surgery. Therefore, patients’ prognosis with surgery is usually worse that they expect.

Polycystic Kidney Disease prognosis with shrinking cyst therapy

Because these kidney cysts are filled with fluid, some herbal medicines are able to remove the sac fluid from the body. The key of the treatment is to take correct medicines that can make sac fluid reabsorbed by the blood circulation. When kidney cysts are dried up, they can damage kidney normal tissues no longer. As a result, patients can live with PKD healthier and longer.

Never give up, even though you are diagnosed with PKD. Remember that choosing correct treatment, you can still get a good prognosis.

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