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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 Can PKD Patients With GFR 54 Expect

2015-05-07 09:54

What Can PKD Patients With GFR 54 ExpectGFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) is an accurate indicator reflecting how well your kidneys are working. Well then, what can PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) patients with GFR 54 expect?

Five stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

Stage 1 CKD: Normal kidney function, GFR>90 ml/min;

Stage 2 CKD: Mild kidney damage, 60 ml/min

Stage 3 CKD: Moderate kidney function damage, 30 ml/min

Stage 4 CKD: Severely damaged kidney function, 15 ml/min

Stage 5 CKD: Kidney Failure GFR<14 ml/min.

From the above listed, you can see that Polycystic Kidney Disease patients with GFR 54 means their kidney function is moderately damaged. At this stage, patients are likely to have some symptoms.

Possible symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease patients with GFR 54

-Back pain, side pain, flank pain or abdomen pain. It is usually chronic and dull.

-High blood pressure. About half of Polycystic Kidney Disease patients will have hypertension.

-Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

-Urinary Tract Infection (blood or protein in urine; fever; chills).

-Frequent and urgent urination.

-Swelling in legs, feet or ankles.

Life expectancy of Polycystic Kidney Disease patients with GFR 54

It is common for patients to be diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease patients. In general, kidney disease develops slowly. Yet, about half of Polycystic Kidney Disease patients will have Kidney Failure after 60 years old.

Treatment is very necessary for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients with GFR 54 to prevent from Kidney Failure.

Treatment for PKD patients with GFR 54

Treatment goals include shrinking kidney cysts and enhancing kidney function. In that case, I recommend you to take traditional Chinese herbs, which can inhibit the cyst epithelial cells to secrete more fluid. Meanwhile, Chinese herbal medicines can improve blood circulation so that kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged renal tissues.

As long kidney kidney function increases, kidney cysts won’t recur.

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