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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.

How Bad Is GFR 28 with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2015-07-05 08:47

How Bad Is GFR 29 with Polycystic Kidney DiseaseGlomerular Filtration Rate is a test reflecting how well the kidneys are working. How bad is GFR 28 with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?

What does GFR 28 mean?

In clinic, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is divided into five stages according to glomerular filtration rate. When GFR levels ranges from 15ml/min to 30ml/min, patients are at Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease and kidneys have been severely damaged.

How bad is GFR 28 with PKD?

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) causes innumerable cysts on kidneys. These fluid-filled sacs keep on growing and press nearby organs, including the kidney itself. As a result, blood volume passing through kidneys reduces and kidneys cannot get enough oxygen to function well.

GFR 28 means the kidneys are severely damaged, which means the kidney cysts are very large and have the risk of rupture.

Polycystic Kidney Disease patients with GFR 28 may experience protein or blood in urine, frequent and urgent urination, swelling, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure or back pain, etc.

If left untreated, kidney cysts keeps on growing and cause further kidney damage. In the future, Polycystic Kidney Disease is likely to develop into Kidney Failure that requires dialysis or kidney transplant.

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How to improve GFR 28 with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

As the above analysis, the cause of reduced renal function is kidney cyst enlargement. Therefore, I recommend you to take traditional Chinese herbs to shrink kidney cyst as well as protect kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath and Foot Bath are commonly used therapies in our hospital, Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital. We have more than 30 years of clinical practices, and you can trust us!

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