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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.

Life Expectancy of PKD Patients with 9% Kidney Function

2015-05-03 01:32

Life Expectancy of PKD Patients with 9% Kidney FunctionWhen people have very serious illness condition, they mostly concern the life expectancy. However, life expectancy is determined by many factors, and I cannot give you an exact answer about the life expectancy of PKD patients with 9% kidney function. But I would like to share with you some information about this condition. Any questions, you can email to or leave a message below.

What does 9% kidney function mean?

When kidney function only have 15% function or less, it means patients are at End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), also called Renal Failure. The kidneys are extremely severely damaged and cannot filter waste and extra fluid adequately. Without timely treatment, patients may die within weeks.

Possible symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease with 9% kidney function

At this end stage of Polycystic Kidney Disease, the kidneys are surrounded with numerable cysts. These fluid-filled sacs press nearby tissues, including the kidney itself. As a result, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients may have back pain, side pain, abdominal pain, high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, blood in urine, urinary tract infection, frequent and urgent urination, etc.

How to prolong patient’s lifespan?

To deal with Polycystic Kidney Disease with 9% kidney function, you are suggested to take:

-Dialysis. This may be the first step. Dialysis does some kidney function to filter waste and excess fluid in the body, thus relieving some symptoms.

-Traditional Chinese herbs. Unlike dialysis that just relieves symptoms, traditional Chinese herbs can solve the underlying problem. On one hand, they can inhibit cyst epithelial cells to secrete more fluid so as to stop kidney cyst from growing. On the other hand, they can improve blood circulation to accelerate the reabsorption and discharge of cyst fluid by blood vessels. They are very natural and effective for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. Welcome your consultation!

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