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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.

Average Life Expectancy For People With PKD

2013-05-08 15:03

What is the average life expectancy for PKD patients? This is a question that every PKD patients want to know because it is can not be completely treatmentd at present.

About 50% PKD patients will progress into end stage renal disease between 57-73 years old. A variety of factors can affect the prognosis and life expectancy for PKD patients. Some patients may die very young due to renal failure caused by PKD or other complications such as aneurysm or cardiovascular diseases. While there are also some PKD patients who can have a normal life without the disease affecting their life expectancy.

Of cause every PKD patients want to know how to live a long life. First we need to know what are the factors that can affect the life expectancy of PKD patients. There factors include the patient’s mutated gene type, age, gender, age of onset, high blood pressure, protein and blood in urine, urinary tract infection, the size of renal cysts and kidneys, pregnancy, hormones and other treatments.

So long as risk factors can be well controlled and illness conditions can be stabilized, patient’s life expectancy can be greatly prolonged. Proper and effective treatments play important role in determining the patient’s life expectancy. Since at present there is no effective treatment for PKD, the aims of treatment for PKD are to control symptoms and complications and protect residual renal functions so as to slow down illness progression and improve the patient’s prognosis and life expectancy.

PKD patients should avoid strenuous activities especially bumps, bends to avoid cyst rupture and cyst bleeding. PKD patients are easy to develop high blood pressure and urinary tract infections especially among women patients. For example, pyelonephritis, cyst infection can sharpen kidney pains, worsen hematuria and pyuria and in serious cases it can even cause urinary tract sepsis and cause threaten to the patient’s life. Therefore early and effective treatment should be sought to control high blood pressure, prevent urinary tract infections, kidney stones and other complications.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy has been proved to be effective at treating PKD because it can help shrink renal cysts and repair damaged renal tissues so as to help protect and improve renal functions. Average life expectancy of PKD patients can be greatly improved after the application of this natural therapy.

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