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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.

When Does Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Turn Into Kidney Failure

2014-09-13 03:43

When Does Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Turn Into Kidney FailurePolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder, which is characterized by multiple fluid-filled sacs on the kidneys. With the development of PKD, the cysts will grow more and bigger, and can terminally lead to Kidney Failure when the kidney function is severely damaged. But when? Are there any signs?

When does PKD turn into Kidney Failure?

Kidney Failure, or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) means the kidney function is less than 15%. About 40-50 percent of PKD patients do experience Kidney Failure after the age of 60. In some rare cases, people get Kidney Failure at a very young age.

PKD patients who have reached to Kidney Failure will experience some symptoms like swelling, sever back pain, flank pain, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, protein or/and blood in the urine, urinary tract infection, kidney stone, liver cyst, brain aneurysm, etc.

How to prevent PKD turn into Kidney Failure?

● A regular test

The signs in the early stages are generally unnoticed. Therefore, a regular test to check the size of cysts are very necessary. The usually used tests include ultrasound, CT, MRI, etc. Creatinine and urea nitrogen level in the blood can reflect how well your kidneys are working.

Make complications under control

High blood pressure, urinary tract infection, kidney cyst rupture are the common complications of PKD. These are also the factors that will cause further kidney damage. Immediate treatment should be taken. Antibiotics and surgery can be recommended for you. You can relive some symptoms by these ways, however, you cannot depend on them to solve the underlying problem.

● Home care

Mood swings, heavy labor work, unhealthy diet, trauma will aggravate the illness condition. Therefore, PKD patients should keep a good mood, take enough rest, and build the confidence in defeating this disease. Also, we are always by your side. You can get free help by contacting our experts online or emailing to

Besides, keep a restricted diet is also very important for PKD patients. For that purpose, you can read “PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Diet Restrictions”.

● Traditional Chinese Medicine

Some Chinese herbs such as Gensing, Astragalus, Angelica sinensis, Rheum, and the root of red-rooted salvia are always taken for shrinking kidney cyst. Our experts have innovated a natural and effective therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. You can get more information through free online service.

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