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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.

Nephrectomy in PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) and Transplanting

2014-09-08 07:42

Nephrectomy in PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) and TransplantingBoth nephrectomy and transplanting are treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients who have reached to Kidney Failure. However, what’s the prognosis and life expectancy of kidney transplant? Are there any natural alternatives to this therapy?

♦ Prognosis and life expectancy of kidney transplant

One year after the kidney transplant, the life span of the transplanted kidneys is about 92%, after 5 years it is 80% and after 10 years it is 54%. The survival rates here refer to the life span of the transplanted kidneys, not the patients. When the new kidneys fail again after several years or months, patients can still live longer by taking dialysis and wait for another transplant.

♦ Concerns about kidney transplant

Kidney transplant does can prolong your life span, but after this surgery, you may experience some complications. You should know the possible results before you decide to receive this treatment. Some complications may include:

- Injection: Rejection occurs when your immune system recognizes the transplanted kidney as foreign and attacks it.

- Infection: Immunosuppressive agents decrease the risk of rejection of the transplanted organ; however, they also increase your risk of infection.

- Acute Tubular Necrosis (ATN): It is the medical term for a transplanted kidney which is slow to function due to factors associated with the transplant procedure. This condition is sometimes called a “sleepy” kidney.

- High blood pressure

- Post-transplant diabetes

-Lymphocele

An alternative to kidney transplant

why do you need to take kidney transplant? When dialysis fails, kidney transplant is recommended. However, now there is a natural and effective treatment that can reduce the frequency of dialysis or even avoid dialysis. This new treatment is called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy that is the innovation based from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

It has overcome the disadvantages of dialysis because it is used externally and can expand the blood vessels, reduce inflammation and degrade extracellular matrix. As a result, blood circulation can be promoted and kidney function will be improved. So far, patients from more than 60countries have benefited from this therapy and I hope it can also help you get rid of sufferings soon. Any questions, you can get free help from our online doctors.

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