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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.

Can I Quality for Kidney Transplant with Stage 4 PKD

2018-10-03 07:40

Question: I am 79 years 3 months of age. Can I qualify for kidney transplant? I’m much more interested in preservation of function. I have stage 4 PKD.

Can I Quality for Kidney Transplant with Stage 4 PKDAnswer: Many people think that a kidney transplant offers more freedom and a better quality of life than dialysis, so they would like to choose kidney transplant rather than dialysis when their kidneys fail to work. However, this treatment is not suitable for all kidney failure patients.

Each patient is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but it is uncommon to offer transplantation to patients who are older than 75. And if you are have the following conditions, you may also not be eligible to receive a kidney transplant.

-The presence of some other life-threatening disease or condition that would not improve with transplantation. This could include certain cancers, infections that cannot be treated or cured, or severe, uncorrectable heart disease.

-A history of serious psychiatric disorders that cannot be successfully treated before transplantation, and that would be considered a high risk for ongoing or increased severity of the psychiatric disorder after transplantation.

-A history of chronic and ongoing drug and/or alcohol abuse that cannot be successfully treated before transplantation, putting you at risk for continued harmful behavior after transplantation.

-A history of chronic noncompliance including, but not limited to, medical treatments, medications or other behaviors that would affect your ability to fully care for yourself after transplantation.

Now you are in stage 4 PKD. With timely treatment, you can preserve your renal function and prevent dialysis and kidney transplant.

The declined renal function results in the massive accumulation of waste products. Those wastes do not only cause further kidney damage, but also counteract the effect of medication you take. Besides, the renal cysts keep on growing, which can also affect your prognosis. Therefore, treatment should focus on these two aspects.

-Toxin-Removing Therapy is a commonly used treatment for blood problems. It can cleanse the blood, improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so as to make internal environment good for kidney self-healing and other medication application.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is an external application of herbal treatment for the growing cysts. It can stop their growth and even shrink renal cysts.

Withe the above two treatments, your renal condition will gradually get improved, and then you can stay away from dialysis and kidney transplant.

Not all renal patients are qualified for kidney transplant. If you would like to know more information on alternative treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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