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How Long Can Patients with PKD Live

2015-02-07 10:22

How Long Can Patients with PKD LivePolycystic Kidney Disease, a genetic kidney disorder in the kidneys, is characterize with numerous kidney cysts filled with fluid in the kidneys. To date, there is no cure for this disease, so how long can they life concerns patients and their family members most.

To some extent, in a large degree, it is the complications that affects patients’ life expectancy, not the kidney disease itself. So having a good control of these complications contributes a lot to the treatment of PKD.

High blood pressure

It is important for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease to keep blood pressure under control, because it is helpful to slow down the progression of kidney disease. The diet that is low in fat, salt and some fresh fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy products can help you lower blood pressure. For patients with high blood pressure, you should avoid tobacco and exercise regularly. Some medications such as ACE inhibitors and ARBs to control blood pressure. If you suffer from high blood pressure consistently, a diuretic should be added for patients.

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infection occurs frequently in people with Polycystic Kidney Disease. Antibiotics are commonly used to treat Urinary Tract Infection. The infection needs to be treated as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading from the urinary tract to the cysts in the kidneys.

Kidney failure

Since Polycystic Kidney Disease is the leading causes of kidney failure. When the kidneys stop working, dialysis or kidney transplant is needed to apply so that toxins continue to get filtered out of the blood. Kidney transplant is is a procedure in the new kidneys is placed into the body to replace the diseased one. In normally, the cysts will not develop in the new kidneys. However, you need to take great amount of drugs to suppress immune system for the rest of your life and these drugs make you more likely to get infections. The natural treatments in Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine can help patients improve kidney function and prevent kidney failure.

From the above content, we know that having a good control of the complications can help patients live longer.

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