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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.

Something You Need to Know about PKD Prognosis

2013-03-17 16:40

PKD prognosis is greatly based on patient’s treatment method and nursing care. With right treatment method and good nursing care, PKD can be treated and controlled well, which will allow patients to live a higher quality life.

Right treatment method helps to improve PKD prognosis

PKD is a genetic kidney problem, so it can not be prevented completely. As we can not help patients remove PKD gene, in many cases, patients are simply prescribed with oral medications to control their symptoms. Tight control about PKD symptoms slows down the progression of this disease, but it can not stop PKD at all. To stop PKD from progressing, we can apply Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a new usage of Chinese herbs which have been proven to be effective in extending blood vessels, fighting again inflammation, fighting again coagulation and degrading extracellular matrix. In Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Chinese herbs are crushed into powder, the purpose of which is to help effective ingredients in medicine penetrate into kidney lesion directly. With the several function, Chinese herbs shrink cysts in kidney and meanwhile repair injured renal intrinsic cells. As long as cysts are shrunk and stop damaging kidney tissues, PKD stops progression. Besides, as active ingredients in Chinese herbs can help to repair injured renal intrinsic cells, impaired kidney function and PKD prognosis get improved effectively.

Nursing care plays an important part in improving PKD prognosis

A good nursing care is essential for PKD patients to have a good prognosis. PKD is a chronic kidney problem and usually, it takes decades of years to develop to end stage renal disease (ESRD). However, with improper diet and poor nursing care, PKD may progress quickly and lead to a bad prognosis. Therefore, a good nursing care plays an important role in improving PKD prognosis:

1. Scientific diet: PKD patients need to adust their diet according to their illness condition, but generally, they need to follow low-protein, low-salt diet and low-phosphorus diet if lab tests show they have high levels of phosphorus in blood. Also, PKD patients suffer from low potassium level easily, so they need to eat some foods with high potassium if their potassium level is lower than the normal range.

2. Developing good living habits: Having a regularly life, avoiding drinking alcohol, smoking and staying up all are beneficial for PKD patients to improve their prognosis.

3. Keep bing optimistic: our mood swing affect our physical condition and illness condition indirectly. Therefore, please keep being optimistic in the daily life and talk more with friends and family members.

PKD prognosis refers to the possible life of PKD patients in the future, so having a good prognosis will help them avoid many unnecessary problems in the following days.

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