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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.

Life Span for PKD Patients

2013-09-13 11:15

Life Span for PKD PatientsPolycystic Kidney Disease is a hereditary kidney disorder, which is mainly characterized by numerous cysts in the kidneys. Until now, there is no treatment for it. All that we can do is to delay the progression of this disease and try to repair renal function.

If not controlled well, it will develop into kidney failure in 10 years. So what can patients do and how long they can live?

How long can patients with PKD live?

It is reported that 50% patients with this disease will develop hypertension by the age of 20-30s. Once there are symptoms, it indicates that the kidney function has been damaged.

Honestly speaking, the life span of a patient with Polycystic Kidney Disease has close connection with the treatments, illness condition and health care, etc. In some cases, patients with this disorder can live as long as there are effective treatment, scientific diet.

Advices that can prolong the life expectancy of PKD patients

Proper treatments

The treatment for PKD should be aimed at refrain the enlargement of cysts. If the cysts grow too big, they will oppress the surrounding kidney tissues. Due to this, we provide patients with Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and it has obtained good results in shrinking cysts. For more information, you can email

Healthy lifestyle

Such as, quit smoking and drinking. Because the above-substances will stimulate the growth of cysts and worsen kidney function.

Scientific diet

A scientific diet can assist the whole treatment, while a wrong diet may aggravate the progression of this disease. The proper diet schedule should be in accordance with their illness condition, but generally they are suggested to limit the intake of salt and protein.

If you happen to be a person with Polycystic Kidney Disease, except for the above suggestions, you need to cooperate with your doctors actively. As it will be helpful to your illness condition. Good luck!

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