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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.

Alternative Treatments for ESRD Caused by PKD

2013-06-29 14:39

As PKD patients’ condition develops end stage renal disease (ESRD), they will suffer from more and more symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, severe heartburn, weakness, high blood pressure and various issues. If you have a similar experience, try to choose your best therapy from the following alternative treatments for ESRD caused by PKD.

Dialysis and kidney transplant

Both of them are conventional therapies for advanced kidney disease as well as end-stage PKD. In ESRD, most of kidney normal tissues are damaged so that kidneys can’t play its filtration function normally. At this time, dialysis is used to help eliminate waste products, but not all. This is why the longer patients on dialysis, the more complications they have. Previously, kidney transplant is considered as the best treatment choice for chronic kidney disease. However, age, other serious diseases and the problem of finding a matched donor makes some patients can’t do kidney transplant.

Great breakthroughs in ESRD treatment

Since polluted blood and damaged kidney cells are the root causes of kidney failure, the best treatment should be the one that can not only cleanse patients’ blood but also repair the damaged kidney cells. If you are looking for such a treatment, Immunotherapy and the therapy of blood stasis may be your case.

Immunotherapy- It aims at purifying blood and improving the kidney function simultaneously. With this therapy, on one hand the polluted blood are cleansed just as dialysis do. On the other hand, patients’ blood vessels are extended so as to transport more nutritions for damaged kidney cells and increase the self-curative ability of damaged kidney cells. Over time, patients’ kidney function can be improved largely.

The therapy of blood stasis- The first step of this therapy is to purify blood and add missing ingredients into blood, so the blood circulation can be normalized gradually. The second step is to prompt the regeneration of new tissues and repair the damaged but not necrotic cells. Its effect is permanent and great.

Each of the above treatments has their advantages and disadvantages, so you should choose one of them that is suitable for yourself. If you are tormented by ESRD caused by PKD, you can tell the online doctor so that they can give you biggest help.

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