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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.

Immunotherapy For Stage 5 PKD

2013-05-17 10:05

Stage 5 PKD (polycystic kidney disease) equals to end stage renal failure in which more than 90% kidney functions have been lost and patients will need to have dialysis or kidney transplant to sustain their life.

However for those that do not want to have dialysis and kidney transplant, is there another treatment option? Dialysis and kidney transplant are the main treatments in western therapies. In Chinese therapies, herbal medicines are mainly used. However Chinese medicines usually require long time to take effects.

Since both Chinese therapies and western therapies have their advantages and disadvantages. The combination of Chinese and western therapies can help achieve better curative effects. Immunotherapy is an alternative treatment for stage 5 PKD patients except dialysis and kidney transplant. It is the combination of a variety of treatments including drugs, medications, external applications, and diet therapies, etc. Of cause not all these treatment methods will be adopted, but different treatment will be used according to the patient’s specific illness and physical conditions.

In the early stage, dialysis and a variety of blood purification technologies will be used such as hemofiltration, hemoperfusion, plasma exchange, immune adsorption. Different from traditional treatment, dialysis is just one step of dialysis and patients will not become dependent on it. Dialysis is used to help remove excess fluid, electrolytes, metabolic wastes and toxins from the blood so as to create a favorable internal environment for the following medications and treatments to take effects.

Western medicines will be used to ease symptoms and control complications. They have quick and obvious curative effects at controlling proteinuria, swelling, hematuria and high blood pressure, etc. Chinese medicines will be used to repair damaged renal tissues so as to help improve renal functions. Therefore it can help maintain the curative effects to be lasting and durable. What is more important, Chinese medicines have overall improvements of the whole body’s conditions.

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