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How Long Can PKD Patients Live On Dialysis

2013-06-29 09:58

How long can PKD patients live on dialysis? PKD is an inherited kidney problem characterized by numerous cysts in kidney. PKD is gene-related and can not be cured, so many patients have nothing to do, but wait for dialysis. Well, is dialysis a solution? How long can they live on dialysis?

Is dialysis a solution for PKD patients?

Dialysis is a medical procedure in which blood is filtered by a machine outside patients’ body. It is helpful for kidney failure patients and meanwhile a must for these with completely failed kidney. The importance of dialysis for End Stage Renal Disease patients is undoubtable and also it is the main medical method for many patients to sustain their life, but unfortunately, dialysis is not a long-term solution for kidney failure patients. What is more, it is not a must for PKD patients, as many of them have great chance to stop their illness condition from progressing to kidney failure stage.

How long can PKD patients live on dialysis?

Dialysis is required when PKD develops to kidney failure and according to clinical statistic, about 50% of the patients develop ESRD finally. For PKD patients with dialysis, they have different life span. Some statistics reveal that the dialysis survival rate at close to 80% through one year, 64% through two years, 33% after five years and 10% through 10 years.

For PKD patients who are on dialysis, their life span is affectable by many factors like their age, control condition of the complications, diet arrangement, treatment and living style and so on. All these factors affect their life span seriously, so to live a longer time, it is necessary for PKD patients to take effective treatment, arrange scientific diet, have a tight control about PKD complications and develop good living habits. (For detailed information, please email to

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